Oophroectomy

Oophroectomy Best Surgical Care at Nyle Hospital

Oophorectomy is nothing but the surgical removal of ovaries. If one ovary is removed, it is called as unilateral oophorectomy or ovariectomy and the woman is capable of getting pregnant. On the otherhand, if both ovaries are removed, it is called as bilateral oophorectomy by which woman does not get her periods nor can become pregnant.

Oophorectomyis performed to avoid or treat ovarian cancer as well as other related abnormalities. Risk-reducingoophorectomy is carried out to remove healthy ovaries upon preference of woman who are subjected to high-risk of ovarian cancer.

Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) indicates the removal of both the right and left ovaries along with the fallopian tubes. Women at elevated risk of ovarian cancer opt for bilateral prophylactic oophorectomy as many results have shown that it is highly effective in lowering the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Why to performOophorectomy surgery?

  • For removing cancerous ovaries In some cases, meagre percentage of cysts (5%) present in ovaries may be cancerous and endanger both present and future health of targeted woman. In such cases, the benefits of Oophorectomydominate the risk factors. By removing malignant cells, spreading of cancer all over the body can be avoided.
  • For removing large ovarian cyst – A unilateral oophorectomy is performed to surgically remove ovarian cyst from the affected spot. This may sometimes involve either partial or full removal of ovary based on the location and size of the present cyst.
  • To treat endometriosis Rare cases, such as severe endometriosis is controlled by performing oophorectomy. Discarding both the ovaries puts an end to menstrual cycle thereby resulting in less pain and slow spread of available endometriosis.
  • For eliminating the estrogen source that triggers specific type of cancers
  • To eliminate anabscess

Few women feel that benefits of Oophorectomyare superior to risks upon detection of malignant cysts in both ovaries. In addition, women carrying BRCA gene mutation or having a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, an oophorectomy procedure has shown to be beneficial. However, the results are not the same for all women; it varies according to their individual characteristics. Women should be aware of the hazardous risks prone to occur by removing the ovaries.

Removal of ovaries leads to sudden stop in the production of reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone which enhances several risk factors. This results into forced menopause and its related consequences. Moreover, ovaries removed women have high-risk of experiencing osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases and eventually death. Some women place a request for oophorectomy believing that prevention of ovarian cancer is better than the treatment. They are ready to face the risk factors associated with oophorectomy surgical procedure.