This surgical procedure is used to remove both the ovaries and fallopian tubes through a small incision usually in the belly button. This surgery is generally performed for one of three reasons: elective at time of hysterectomy for benign conditions, prophylactic in women with increased risk of ovarian cancer or because of malignancy.
Benign & Radical Hysterectomy
A benign hysterectomy is the treatment of the non-cancerous female reproductive system. A radical hysterectomy procedure removes the entire uterus, tissue on the sides of the uterus, the cervix and the top part of the vagina. It is generally done when cancer is present, but may be considered after other approaches have been tried without success.
An endometriosis resection is sometimes done for women who have been diagnosed with endometriosis. It is the removal of endometrial tissue/uterine lining.
A myomectomy is the surgical removal of uterine leiomyoma, also known as fibroids. This procedure preserves the uterus and its reproductive potential.
An oophorectomy is the removal of the ovaries. It may be done alone or with a hysterectomy.
Sacrocolpopexy is a procedure to correct vaginal prolapse in women who have had a previous hysterectomy. It is done to restore the vagina to its normal position and function.
A salpingectomy the removal of the fallopian tubes.
Single Site Procedures
Single site surgery enables surgeons to operate through a small incision in the patient's umbilicus. The following procedures are now available with single site technology:
Treatment of Large Fibroids
The most common treatment of large fibroids that cause symptoms such as bleeding, pelvic pressure or increased uterine size is a hysterectomy. Fibroids that do not cause these symptoms may be treated with a myomectomy.