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Salpingectomy is surgery to remove the fallopian tubes. When one or part of a tube is removed, it is called a partial salpingectomy.
The tubes are in the lower belly. They lead up from each upper side of the uterus. They end near the ovaries. When an egg is released by an ovary, it travels down a fallopian tube toward the uterus.
The tubes may be removed at the same time as surgery to remove the uterus or ovaries.
You may have surgery to remove your fallopian tubes for several reasons.
This surgery can be done several ways. Sometimes just the fallopian tubes are removed. But sometimes the uterus, ovaries, or both are also removed. This can change the way your surgery is done.
Before your surgery starts, you will get medicines to prevent pain and make you sleep.
The length of your hospital stay depends on what kind of surgery you had. You will likely go home the day of your surgery. But if your uterus was removed (hysterectomy), your hospital stay may be longer.
Your return to normal activities can take from a few days to a couple of weeks. How long it takes depends on the type of surgery. It also depends on your overall health and the kind of work and other activities you do. For some people, it might take 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover.
Current as of: August 2, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine & Rebecca Sue Uranga MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology & Femi Olatunbosun MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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