Salpingo-oophorectomy is the surgical removal of the ovary and
fallopian tubes. This procedure is commonly performed with the
hysterectomy. Some of the more common reasons for salpingo-oophorectomy
include ovarian cysts, endometriosis and recurrent pelvic pain.
This procedure can also be performed through the laparoscope by
experienced hands. Adhesions or scar tissue, which are usually
involved, can make this procedure difficult and complicated and
in the past always required a large abdominal incision. However,
gynecologists skilled in laparoscopic surgery have perfected this
technique, and in most cases are performed through the laparoscope.
Patients after this type of procedure are able to go home the