Laparoscopic oophorectomy is the surgery performed to remove ovaries and fallopian tubes. Either one fallopian tube or one ovary can be removed or both of them can be removed in a single surgery. Oophorectomy is often necessitated when the presence of cancer is spotted in the ovaries or if the hormones produced by the ovaries are likely to produce breast cancer. In some cases, the ovaries are removed in advance to prevent the possibility of future cancer infliction to the ovaries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Since ovaries are removed the woman will experience menopause if she is still of the reproductive age.
A time period of two to four weeks is generally enough to recover.
The chances of conception are nil if both ovaries are removed and in case of the removal of one of them, the chances are still relatively low.