Unilateral / Bilateral Oophorectomy

An oophorectomy is the surgical removal of one or both ovaries.

Ovarian Hormones include: estrogen and progesterone & testosterone.
Most patients will continue to menstruate and could conceive naturally following unilateral or one-sided oophorectomy.​

Conditions that Oophorectomy Treats:

  • Ovarian cancer & precancerous risks
  • Noncancerous ovarian tumors
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Tubo-ovarian abscesses
  • Ovarian torsion & necrotic adnexa
  • Endometriosis​

The procedure of bilateral oophorectomy in reproductive age group leads to the sudden onset of menopause often called “surgical menopause”.
​Infertility and hormonal changes associated with this procedure should be fully discussed with your physician.

  • ​Abdominal oophorectomy -rarely performed.
  • Laparoscopic Oophorectomy-most common type.
  • Robotic-assisted laparoscopic Oopherectomy Procedure: same as laparoscopy with robotic assistance that requires expensive equipment

​Recovery is dependent on type with laparoscopy being performed on an outpatient basis.