What is postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy?

Surgical procedure. It's a minimally invasive surgical procedure, utilizing small incisions and a camera as well as narrow diameter instruments to operate within a body cavity. Oophorectomy means to remove an ovary. Postmenopausal refers to a women who has stopped menstruating, and has left their reproductive years.

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Postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy dermoid cyst?

For postmenopausal: I would recommend oophorectomy in a postmenopausal patient, due to the (small, but possible) risk of a malignancy. While the most common type of dermoids are benign, they can be some that are malignant, and in a menopausal female i would recommend oophorectomy instead of cystectomy, to ensure that the tumor is removed entirely. For a premenopausal patient i would recommend cystectomy. Read more...

Can I be running and hitting the gym already after a month of having a laparoscopic oophorectomy?

YES. Laparoscopic surgery is less traumatic to you so you will be able to get back to aggressive activities sooner than with traditional open surgery. Your surgeon should give you guidelines about when you can resume aggressive activities. Read more...

Does laparoscopic oophorectomy mean a hospital stay?

Not necessarily. This is often done as an outpatient procedure, but check with your doctor. Each patient is a little different. Read more...
No. Most laparoscopic oophorectomies can be done on an outpatient basis, meaning you have the surgery in a surgicenter or hospital but you go home the same day. If complications occurred or if a laparotomy (open procedure) was necessary, an overnight stay might be recommended. Read more...

I just had a unilateral laparoscopic oophorectomy done. How will my menstrual cycles be now?

No change . As long as your other ovary is functioning normal you should not see any difference in your menstrual cycles. The other ovary will produce all of the normal hormone levels. Read more...
Normal. The stress of surgery or removal of a cyst may throw off the first cycle, but then you should return to a normal monthly pattern. As long as you have one healthy ovary, you will ovulate once a month. You will go through menopause at the same age you would have if you had 2 ovaries. Read more...

I have a 'solid' 3.1 x 2.2 CM cyst on my left ovary. My doctor recommended a laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy. Is this the correct recommendation?

YES. This is an appropriate recommendation. Once he looks at the cyst he may be able to save the ovary and take only the cyst, but it is best to plan for removal of the ovary. He could also find things that require more than removal of the ovary & tube. That is not so common and hopefully you won't have that experience. Good luck. Read more...