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
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.