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Oophorectomy (Removal of the Ovaries)

  • What is an Oophorectomy (Removal of the Ovaries)?


    Oophorectomy is a surgical procedure that is done to remove one, or both, of the ovaries. The ovaries are small almond-shaped organs on each side of the uterus in the pelvis. They contain eggs and produce the hormones that control a woman’s menstrual cycle.

    Oophorectomy can be done on its own, but it is often done as part of a larger surgery to remove the uterus (hysterectomy). It may also be done with surgery to remove the fallopian tubes (salpingectomy) as the ovaries and fallopian tubes share a common blood supply. When these 2 procedures are combined, it is known as a salpingo-oophorectomy.

  • Your gynaecologist may recommend an oophorectomy to treat the following conditions:

    • A tubo-ovarian abscess – a pus-filled pocket involving a fallopian tube and ovary
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Endometriosis – occurs when the inner lining of the uterus grows outside it
    • Non-cancerous (benign) ovarian tumours or cysts
    • Reduce the risk of ovarian cancer or breast cancer for high-risk women
    • Ovarian torsion – twisting of an ovary
    • Chronic pelvic pain
    • Pelvic inflammatory (swelling) disease
  • Our dedicated team of obstetricians & gynaecologists are experienced in diagnosing and managing a wide range of women’s health conditions.

    To enable patients to make informed decisions, Gleneagles Hospital accepts bill financing from both local and international private hospitalisation insurance and MediSave-approved insurance known as Integrated Shield Plans. With an Integrated Shield Plan, treatment costs for the procedure and hospital stay may be more manageable than expected.

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