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Laparoscopic Prophylactic Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy

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If you are at a high risk of developing ovarian cancer, you may choose to have your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in a preventative surgery called bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.  

Most often, this surgery is performed laparoscopically, meaning that small incisions are made in the abdomen through which a camera and other surgical tools can be passed. This minimally invasive approach allows for same day discharge after surgery and the ability to recover in the comfort of your own home.

If you decide this surgery is right for you, download this resource (.pdf) to learn about discharge after surgery, expected physical symptoms, including pain, anesthetic side effects, vaginal bleeding and menopausal symptoms, possible unexpected post-operative complications, incision care, when to safely resume regular activities and how to seek help as you recover.

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