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    Ovarian Surgery Abroad

    Treatment description

    What is ovarian surgery?

    Ovarian surgery, or ovariectomy, is the surgical removal of one or both ovaries. In the case of removing only one ovary,  the second one remains unchanged – allowing women to menstruate and also have children. However, if both ovaries are removed, the woman becomes infertile and receives hormone therapy to replace the previously secreted by ovarian hormones.

    What are the indications for surgery?

    • This surgery is performed in order to:
    • remove of the affected ovary cancer;
    • remove the source of estrogen, which stimulates the growth of certain cancers;
    • remove a large cyst on the ovary;
    • cut the abscess;
    • treat endometriosis.

    Preparing for ovarian surgery

    Before surgery your doctor will blood and urine tests, and additional tests, including ultrasound and X-rays, making it possible to accurately determine the state of health of the patient. The evening before surgery, you should eat a light dinner, and until the time the operation should not take any liquids, foods and medicines.

    What does the surgery look like?

    The procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia. The surgeon performs a horizontal or vertical cut, as in the case of hysterectomy. A horizontal incision leaves a scar less visible, but with a vertical incision doctor has a better insight into the abdominal cavity. After the incision muscles are not cut, but moved laterally, so as to make the ovaries visible. When removing both ovaries often the fallopian tubes are also cut out. Ovariectomy is sometimes used during laparoscopic surgery in the course of using a tube with a small lens and a light source. It goes through a small incision in the navel. To the tube there is a camera attached allowing the surgeon to see inside the abdomen with the use of a monitor. The ovaries are then removed through a small incision in the upper part of the vagina. Sometimes the ovaries are cut into smaller pieces, making it easier to remove them.

    Complications of surgery

    Ovariectomy surgery is relatively safe, but like any surgical procedure involves some risk. The postoperative complications include:

    • allergic reaction to the anesthetic given;
    • internal bleeding;
    • formation of blood clots;
    • damage to internal organs;
    • post-surgical infections.

    The consequences of the removing both ovaries are the symptoms of menopause, which are: loss of libido and hot flashes. Ovary removal can be a traumatic experience for a woman. For this reason, a consultation with a psychologist is necessary.

    Prices

    The prices stated are estimates taken based on todays exchange rates of GBP and EUR. Upon dental consultation an exact quote will be given taking into consideration all details of the Patients treatment. The destination where you choose to receive your treatment small Affect the overall cost of your treatment. Go to Destinations to check prices from Particular city.

    Treatment time

    The surgery last 1.5-2.5 hours. You may go home the next day.

    After surgery

    In order to prevent post-operative infection, the patient should receive antibiotics. In women who removed both ovaries, there is begin hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms of menopause, which occurs when the body stops producing estrogen. Removal of the ovaries is associated with an increased risk of heart and bone disease, which is why women who have undergone this procedure should prevent this through regular physical activity, maintaining a low-fat diet and taking calcium. Depending on the type of surgery, the recovery process takes from 2 to 6 weeks. In patients suffering from ovarian cancer the surgery is accompanied by chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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