During bilateral oophorectomy, both ovaries are removed.
Also Known As:
- Bilateral ovariectomy
- Ovary surgery
- Ovary removal
- Ovarian surgery
Conditions Treated with Bilateral Oophorectomy:
Bilateral oophorectomy is utilized in order to treat ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to bilateral oophorectomy. As a surgical alternative to the procedure, it may be performed with the laparoscopic method.
Anesthesia with Bilateral Oophorectomy:
Bilateral oophorectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Bilateral Oophorectomy:
Possible risks following bilateral oophorectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an incisional hernia.
Prognosis after Bilateral Oophorectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following bilateral oophorectomy is good for the majority of women. However, the patient may need to take hormone replacement drugs to manage menopause-related symptoms.
Recovery from Bilateral Oophorectomy:
The total recovery time for bilateral oophorectomy is four to six weeks.