Ovary removal surgery

Surgical removal of one or both ovaries

About removing the ovaries

Ovaries can be removed to treat ovarian cancer, or to relieve pain.

An oophorectomy is also used to treat endometriosis — a common condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (endometrium) is found in other parts of the body.

Need to know

  • About having your an oophorectomy? icon plus

    When both ovaries are removed, the surgical procedure is called bilateral oopherectomy, whereas the removal of only one ovary is called unilateral oopherectomy.

    When both ovaries are removed, you will experience an instant and irreversible menopause. But you can manage it with hormonal replacement therapy (HRT).

    These procedures may be considered for a number of reasons. Because the procedure is irreversible, the advantages and disadvantages of each surgery should be discussed in full with your consultant.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will be able to explain these to you.
  • After surgery icon plus

    Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your normal routine, including work or exercise.

Our gynaecology consultants

We're proud to work with leading consultant gynaecologists who specialise in conditions and problems associated with the uterus and female reproductive system.

Our locations in London

From complex gynaecological surgery to diagnostic scans and minor procedures, we provide exceptional gynaecology care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Private Oophorectomy in Birmingham

Book an appointment with a gynaecologist

Our team can help book a consultation with a gynaecologist in one of our HCA UK facilities in London, Birmingham or Manchester by phone or by completing our appointment request form. 

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020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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