Procedures for Gynecology


Oophorectomy is the surgical removal of the ovaries. It is done as a treatment for many ovarian problems including polycystic ovarian syndrome, or as a preventative measure for those at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Signs of ovarian cancer include bloating, pelvic pain, trouble eating, getting full quickly, urgent/frequent urination that is a change from your normal lasting more than two weeks. Risk factors for ovarian cancer consist of being over 50 years old, have a family history or a personal history of this or other cancers, having the breast cancer gene, fertility drug use, hormone therapy. In pre-menopausal women, this procedure will put you into menopause, if both ovaries are removed. An oophorectomy can be done as laparoscopic or open surgery. Expect a recovery time ranging from two to six weeks.


Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Your physician will discuss which mode of removal is best for you. It typically requires an overnight hospital stay and is performed under general anesthesia. There are several conditions that necessitate the removal of the uterus including cancer, fibroids (non-cancerous, muscular tumors), severe endometriosis, and painful heavy periods uncontrolled by other medical measures.


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