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What is an open procedure to take out the ovaries?

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An “open” procedure is the traditional way to perform surgery to remove the ovaries.

Using this method, your doctor will make one large incision, or cut, in your belly. This will allow him to see your ovaries, to separate each one from other tissues and the arteries that supply blood, and then remove them.

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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