Oophorectomy (say "oh-uh-fuh-REK-tuh-mee") is surgery to take out one or both of your ovaries. Your ovaries store and release eggs so that you can get pregnant. They also make female sex hormones.
You may have this surgery to:
Some women have their uterus and ovaries taken out at the same time. In some cases, the fallopian tubes are also removed.
The type of surgery you have depends on why you are having it done.
You may have:
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Current as of:
March 29, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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