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What is a robotic-assisted ovary removal surgery?

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In robotic-assisted ovary removal, your doctor makes several small cuts to put a robot’s camera and special instruments in place to see the ovaries and other organs. Your doctor, who is always in control of the robotic device, will then use the robot’s arms to remove the ovaries.

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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