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Salpingo-Oophorectomy/ Oophorectomy (Laparoscopic/Open Approach)


Salpingo-oophorectomy is the surgical procedure performed to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Removal of one ovary and fallopian tube is called a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and where both are removed, it’s called a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Surgery is indicated if you are suffering from ovarian cancer, endometriosis, benign tumors, cysts, or abscesses, ovarian torsion (twisting of the ovary), pelvic infection, ectopic pregnancy, healthy ovaries, and fallopian tubes are removed to prevent ovarian cancer in women who are particularly at high risk. The procedure is performed either by an open abdominal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, or robotic surgery.