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A Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy is the removal of the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. Sometimes only one side needs removing in which case the surgery would be described as a Right or Left Salpingo Oopherectomy.

I have a question about having an oophorectomy

Why would I have an oophorectomy?

Needing to remove a cyst is the most common reason for an oophorectomy.

What happens during an oophorectomy?

The surgeon inserts a laparoscope (a thin telescope) into the upper abdomen via two to three small incisions. Gas is pumped into the abdomen to allow the surgeon to see clearly and the tube(s) and either both or one ovary are removed.

What should I expect after an oophorectomy?

You should be able to leave the hospital on the same day as your operation, although you should not drive yourself home and should stay in the company of a responsible adult for the next 24 hours.

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Our Consultant Gynaecologists

Mr Gupta

Abhishek Gupta

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Gupta's specialties include urinary incontinence, uterine and vaginal prolapse and heavy or painful periods.

Mr Connell

Rowan James Connell

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Connell's specialties include prolapse, incontinence, vaginal reconstruction surgery and MonaLisa Touch.

Miss Anahit Zakaryan

Anahit Zakaryan

Consultant Gynaecologist

Miss Zakaryan specialises in general gynaecology, including bleeding problems, vulval problems, contraception, HRT, fibroids and vaginal prolapse.

Contact us to arrange an oophorectomy

It's easy to book online or by giving us a call.