Laparoscopic Oophorectomy

What Is an Oophorectomy?

Laparoscopic pelvic prolapse surgery is an adjunct to vaginal surgery in which prolapsed organs (e.g. bladder, colon, and rectum) are re-established to deeper ligaments within the pelvis, as opposed to more blind procedures done vaginally.

Procedure in which one or both ovaries are removed with a laparoscope. With laparoscopic oophorectomy, you will have 2-3 small incisions about 2-4 cm, as opposed to a large 4-8 inch incision for a traditional open abdominal surgery. Some reasons an oophorectomy may be needed include:

  • Ovarian or gynecological cancer
  • Infections caused by Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Endometriosis

What are the benefits of a Laparascopic Oophorectomy vs. traditional open abdominal surgery?

  • Same day surgery
  • Back to work and normal activities sooner

For more detailed information on pelvic support problems, symptoms, and treatments please visit The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.