What is a laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy?
A salpingo-oophorectomy is the removal of one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) of your ovaries and fallopian tubes. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery technique that only uses a few small incisions on your lower abdomen.
What happens during a laparoscopic oophorectomy?
Laparoscopic oophorectomy is surgery to remove your ovaries. Your doctor put a lighted tube (scope) and other tools through small cuts in your belly. The doctor then removed one or both of your ovaries. After surgery, you may feel some pain in your belly for a few days.
How is laparoscopic oophorectomy performed?
Laparoscopic oophorectomy An oophorectomy can be performed two ways: Laparotomy. In this surgical approach, the surgeon makes one long incision in your lower abdomen to access your ovaries. The surgeon separates each ovary from the blood supply and tissue that surrounds it and removes the ovary.
What happens after unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?
If one set of fallopian tubes and ovary is removed, it is known as a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. If both sets of fallopian tubes and ovaries are removed, it is known as a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. After the surgery, women may stop menstruating and experience sudden premature menopause.
How long do you stay in hospital after oophorectomy?
You’ll probably stay in the hospital for a day or two following abdominal surgery. Laparoscopic surgery may require only one night in the hospital and may cause a little less postoperative pain.
What is the recovery time after ovary removal?
After laparoscopic surgery, you may be able to return to your normal routine two weeks after surgery. For abdominal surgery, it can take up to six weeks or more for a full recovery.
How long do you stay in hospital after ovary removal?
Women who have traditional surgery usually stay in the hospital for 2 to 5 days. Most can return to normal activities within 6 weeks. If you have a laparoscopic procedure, you’ll probably stay in the hospital for just 1 to 3 days. You may be able to return to your normal routine in just 2 weeks.
How is a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy performed?
Laparoscopic Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy What is a Laparoscopic Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy? This is a surgery where your doctor uses a thin, lighted camera and small surgical tool placed through a small (1/2 inch) incision usually in the belly button, to remove both of your ovaries and fallopian tubes.
How long does it take for a lap BSO?
Lap BSO is a common surgical procedure, it takes 40-60 minutes routinely. It requires a general anaesthetic (you will be asleep for the procedure).
Why do I need a laparoscopic oophorectomy?
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery technique that only uses a few small incisions on your lower abdomen. Why am I having this surgery? A salpingo-oophorectomy may be necessary if you are having symptoms such as pain or discomfort from ovarian masses or cysts.
How does a robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery work?
If you’re having a laparoscopic surgery, your healthcare provider will use their hands to control the video camera and surgical tools. If you’re having a robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, your surgeon will use a robot to control the camera and tools.