What is Ovariectomy

What exactly is Ovariectomy? Our medical encyclopedia can get you started in your journey to learn more about this procedure. Continue your research by choosing one of the procedure sections to the left.

Ovariectomy Definition


Alternate Names for Ovariectomy:
Bilateral oophorectomy
Oophorectomy
Oophorectomy, bilateral
Salpingo-oophorectomy
Surgical removal, ovaries

Definition

Oophorectomy is the removal of one or both ovaries. This may be combined with removing the fallopian tubes (salpingo-oophorectomy). Removal of the ovaries and/or fallopian tubes are often done as part of a complete or total hysterectomy .


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Reasons For Ovariectomy
Reasons For
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Ovariectomy Complications
Complications
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Ovariectomy Details
What to Expect
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Ovariectomy Results
Results
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When to Contact Doctor about Ovariectomy
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.

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