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How is laparoscopic surgery used to take out the ovaries?

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In laparoscopic surgery to remove the ovaries, a surgeon puts a camera, called a laparoscope, through a tiny cut in your bellybutton. She’ll see your ovaries on a monitor. The doctor will also make several other small cuts, as needed, in your belly with special surgical tools.

The ovaries are removed through a small cut in your belly or vagina.

In some cases, you doctor may begin with a laparoscopic technique, but once she sees what’s happening inside, she may need to do an open procedure.

SOURCES:

Women’s Health.

Hall, J. , February 2006. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mayo Clinic, “Tests and Procedures, Oophorectomy.”

University of Michigan.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), “Surgical Removal of Ovaries and Tubes.”

NYU School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Women’s Health.

Hall, J. , February 2006. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mayo Clinic, “Tests and Procedures, Oophorectomy.”

University of Michigan.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), “Surgical Removal of Ovaries and Tubes.”

NYU School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

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