During laparoscopic oophorectomy, one or both
ovaries are removed. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method
that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments
inserted through small incisions.
Treated with Laparoscopic Oophorectomy:
Laparoscopic oophorectomy may be performed in cases
of ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
laparoscopic oophorectomy. An open oophorectomy is a surgical alternative.
with Laparoscopic Oophorectomy:
Laparoscopic oophorectomy is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Laparoscopic Oophorectomy:
Possible risks following laparoscopic oophorectomy
include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
after Laparoscopic Oophorectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic oophorectomy is good. However, the patient will be sterile and
will need hormone replacement drugs to manage symptoms related to menopause.
from Laparoscopic Oophorectomy:
Total recovery from laparoscopic oophorectomy takes three to four weeks.