Oophorectomy (Ovary removal)
An oophorectomy is a laparoscopic surgical operation to remove one or both of your ovaries. Your doctor is likely to recommend an oophorectomy if you have developed an ovarian cyst, which is often associated with pain, bloating, pressure on the bowel or bladder, and abnormal tiredness. The procedure should dramatically improve these symptoms. Some women are at high risk of ovarian cancer due to heritage of the condition in family medical history. In such cases, the oophorectomy procedure should remove the risk of developing ovarian cancer. The procedure might also be used to treat twisted ovaries or endometriosis.
If you have not yet gone through menopause, small ovarian cysts can usually be left to resolve themselves on their own.
The oophorectomy laparoscopic procedure is a surgical operation that takes roughly 30 minutes and is usually performed under general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will cut into your abdomen and insert a medical telescope. This will allow your surgeon to separate your ovary and remove it.
Patients who undergo the oophorectomy laparoscopic procedure should be able to return home on the same day. You should be able to return to normal activities after two days.
Regular exercise will help you recover as fast as possible. Before beginning a course of exercise consult your medical team for advice.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Gynaecology surgeon for an initial consultation, usually within 48 hours. Oophorectomy (ovary removal) treatment is available at One Ashford Hospital in Kent and One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Oophorectomy (Ovary removal) treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
Contact us and find out more
Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Oophorectomy (Ovary removal) or to book an initial consultation.
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Mr Andrew Nordin
Consultant Gynaecologist / Subspecialist Gynaecological Oncologist
One Ashford Hospital