Oophorectomy/Salpingectomy in Livingston
Livingston, NJ is a great place for women to find health care, especially at the practice of Anthony C. Quartell, M.D. & Associates. The practice is dedicated to providing the special health needs of women of all ages. Dr. Quartell and his team offer comprehensive care in Livingston for healthy women as well as patients who are experiencing health problems, such as pelvic diseases.
What is Oophorectomy/Salpingectomy?
If you are a woman suffering from pelvic diseases such as ovarian cancer and severe endometriosis you many want to consider an oophorectomy in Livingston, NJ with the doctors of Anthony C. Quartell, M.D. & Associates. An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove one or both of the ovaries as a treatment for pelvic diseases. This procedure is often performed with a salpingectomy, which removes the fallopian tubes; or with a hysterectomy, which removes the uterus.
Oophorectomy procedures along with a salpingectomy in Livingston are typically performed as a treatment for women with ovarian cancer, endometriosis, ovarian cysts or tumors, twisted ovaries, or to reduce the risk of ovarian and breast cancer.
An oophorectomy performed, as a preventive procedure, is known as a prophylactic oophorectomy. This procedure is for women who have abnormal genes, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2 that give them an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer before the age of 70, many of whom develop the disease around the age of 45.
How is Oophorectomy/Salpingectomy done?
Dr. Quartell and his team can perform an oophorectomy along with a salpingectomy in Livingston either through a traditional open incision or laparoscopy, depending on each patient’s individual condition. With laparoscopic surgery, most patients can fully return to activities within six weeks, or even sooner after the procedure.
However, depending on their medical history, some women who are at a higher risk for developing ovarian cancer or other pelvic diseases may actually benefit from not undergoing an oophorectomy or salpingectomy. Women at a higher risk for severe pelvic diseases can benefit from not having the procedure due to the ability of avoiding hormone problems, an increased risk of fractures, and osteoporosis. Women who do not have the oophorectomy may also enjoy a longer survival rate.
Depending on your medical history and diagnosis, your doctor at Anthony C. Quartell, M.D. & Associates will help you decide the best treatment for you. To further discuss the option of an oophorectomy/salpingectomy procedure, make an appointment at our office in Livingston by calling 973-716-9600 today! We look forward to providing you with highest quality of care and helping you on the road to recovery.