Ovarian Risk Reduction Surgery

Women with high risk for developing ovarian cancer are usually considered to be the ideal candidate for ovarian risk reduction surgery. A woman with a family history of ovarian cancer, having genetic mutations etc. are usually suggested for ovarian risk reduction surgery. This surgery may include various other surgical procedures such as:

  • Oophorectomy
  • Fallopian Tube removal (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy)

Experts opine that, it is important that women with high-risk for ovarian cancer should consider ovarian risk reduction surgery soon after their final delivery. The main benefits of ovarian risk reduction surgery are:

  • Reduces the chance for developing ovarian cancer.
  • Reduce the chance for getting breast cancer etc.

The prognosis can be even more advantageous, if one chooses laparoscopic ovarian risk reduction surgery. In a traditional surgery, the ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed through abdominal incisions. While in laparoscopic procedure, it is done by making incisions in the pelvic region. This reduces the chance for risks and complications.