Robotic Bilateral, Right or Left Salpingo-oophorectomies/Staging

Robotic Salpingo-oophorectomies -- the surgical removal of one or more of the ovaries and fallopian tubes -- can be used to treat a range of gynecologic conditions, including benign or malignant ovarian masses and endometrial cancer.

The surgery can also be used to reduce the risk of patients at high risk of endometrial or ovarian/fallopian tube cancer. If needed, a frozen section of the tissue will be sent to a pathologist while the patient is under anesthesia to determine if a mass is benign or malignant and to help with staging.

How the Procedure is Performed

The surgeon inserts small instruments and a camera through keyhole incisions in the abdomen. He or she detaches the ovaries and fallopian tubes and removes them from the body.

If only one ovary and fallopian tube are diseased, the other will be left intact, preserving the patient’s ability to become pregnant. In other cases, however, both ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed in a bilateral surgery.

Better Visualization. More Precise Surgery.

The robotic surgical system lets your surgeon perform a more precise, tremorless procedure. It offers:

  • Superior tools for dissection and removal of damaged tissue or organs
  • Better visualization, which is critical when working around delicate and confined structures or removing tumors

Benefits Over Traditional Open Surgery

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Quicker return to normal activities

Schedule an online appointment now or call (706) 721-2273 (CARE) to speak to a member of our CARE team. Emergencies are generally seen within 48 hours.