Removal of ovarian cancer surgery

Surgery for ovarian cancer in Israel (salpingooforektomiya) - a surgery to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It can be performed for a variety of reasons, including thetreatment of ovarian cancer in Israel , Endometriosis or ectopic pregnancy.

What is salpingooforektomiya?

Salpingooforektomiya - a surgical procedure that involves removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes woman.

A woman can be a bilateral salpingooforektomiya where removed ovaries and fallopian tubes, or one-sided salpingooforektomiya, which are only removed one ovary and fallopian tube.

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Operation with ovarian cancer can be performed independently or as part of a hysterectomy, the uterus is removed where.

This procedure can be performed in several different ways.

  • Laparoscopically: The surgeon makes a small incision in the abdomen, and inserts laparoscope, which has a small camera and lights. These tools help the surgeon find the ovaries and fallopian tubes, they are removed through the second incision at the top of the vagina. The surgeon then sutures the two cuts. This type of procedure is less invasive and requires a shorter recovery time than open surgical procedures.
  • With the help of a robot: the robotic procedure is similar to laparoscopic procedure, except that it uses a robotic arm to help the surgeon to locate and remove the ovaries and tubes.
  • Traditionally: the traditional or open surgical procedure requires a larger incision in the abdomen or pelvis. This incision allows the surgeon to see the organs and remove them manually. Open procedures carry a higher risk of complications such as infection, and have a longer recovery time.

Regardless of which procedure is performed, removal of the ovaries will cause that a woman enters menopause. After surgery, a woman may need hormone replacement therapy.

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Who needs surgery for ovarian cancer?

Salpingooforektomiyu may be recommended to reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer or breast cancer.
There are many reasons why a woman may need salpingooforektomiya. It is performed to treat a disease or to prevent the development of certain types of cancer. Women who know that they belong to a group at high risk of developing ovarian cancer because of a strong family history may choose to remove the ovaries, as a measure to prevent the development of cancer. Salpingooforektomiya significantly reduces the overall risk of developing this type of cancer in women; it can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. When performing this type of surgery, the surgeon is particularly careful to remove the diseased tissue to prevent the development of cancer.

Salpingooforektomiyu can be used to treat the following diseases:

  • Ovarian Cancer: sometimes the doctor recommends to remove the ovary and fallopian tube rather than the tumor.
  • Ovarian adenoma: benign (not cancerous) tumors, cysts or abscesses may require removal of all ovarian or fallopian tube, especially if it presses on neighboring structure or cause pain.
  • Endometriosis: occurs when pieces of endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, including the ovaries or fallopian tubes. This condition can cause severe pain and discomfort, and sometimes requires the removal of the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes.
  • Ectopic pregnancy: ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized embryo in the uterus is not implemented. This is an emergency and requires immediate removal of the embryo. Sometimes you need to remove the fallopian tubes.
  • Torsion Ovarian: ovary connected to the pelvic wall thin ligament. Rarely, ligament supporting ovary, twisted or forms a unit which can cut off the blood and nerve supplies. This requires emergency surgery to restore blood flow and prevent ovarian death.

How to prepare for surgery for ovarian cancer in Israel?

Appointment salpingooforektomii can inhibit the patient, so it is useful to know what to expect from surgery. The procedure is performed gynecological oncologist and specialist in gynecological surgery.

Before the operation, it is recommended to make a list of questions for the doctor:

  1. The operation will be carried out - an open, laparoscopic or robotic - and why?
  2. What about family planning? Do I have children, or should I consider treatment for fertility preservation?
  3. I am a candidate for hormone replacement therapy? Why or why not? If not, how can I prepare for the surgical menopause?
  4. Should I stop taking my medications or supplements?
  5. operation will take how long?
  6. Should I spend the night in the hospital?
  7. What is the expected recovery time?
  8. What restrictions will be set after the surgery?

The physician should consider and answer all the questions before the surgery and discuss the preparation of which the patient may be required before surgery. Some will need to undergo preoperative diagnosis, especially if they have other health problems.


Wearing comfortable clothes and wide home can help ease recovery after surgery for ovarian cancer. Recovery from laparoscopic or robotic procedures easier and faster than after open surgery. Laparoscopic procedures can have recovery time of about 2 weeks while recovering from open surgery can take up to 6 weeks.

There are many things a person can do to make your recovery more comfortable, including:

  1. Wearing loose and comfortable clothing to-day operations and in the following weeks.
  2. Prepare meals in advance, such as the freezing of several batches of soup or a product that can easily be heated, or ask a loved one to help with the daily diet.
  3. Avoid any products causing the appearance of gas, such as beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts or cabbage.
  4. Comfort in home. It can be a bed or comfortable chair with books, water bottle and other necessities.
  5. Supplementation against flatulence, tea, peppermint, stool softeners and pain.
  6. Using a straw when drinking, to avoid tilt.
  7. Ask a loved one to carry out any necessary physical tasks, such as taking children to school, cleaning or walking on a dog.

The doctor should be able to provide additional information on what to expect.

Surgery is usually the primary method in the treatment of malignant disease. Extremely important is the experience and professionalism of the surgeon. The Israeli hospital you have the opportunity to obtain the services of highly qualified professionals from around the world. In the early stages may conduct minimally invasive procedures using laparoscopic and robotic surgery. They provide a safer, less invasive approach, the best results and a short hospital stay.

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