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Oophorectomy (ovary removal surgery)

Oophorectomy (ovary removal surgery) can involve removing ovarian cysts or cancerous ovaries, and treating endometriosis.

An oophorectomy is often performed to:
  • Remove an ovarian cyst which is causing pain, lethargy, bloating or bladder issues
  • Remove cancerous ovaries
  • Remove the ovaries of women who are at a high risk of developing ovarian cancer
  • Treat issues such as endometriosis

By choosing to have your oophorectomy at a Circle hospital, you’ll benefit from:

  • Access to a consultant, often within 24 hours
  • Dedicated clinical care from a multi-disciplinary team
  • Flexible payment plans for self-pay patients
  • Easy access to treatment for those with private medical insurance

Circle Health has 59 locations across England and Scotland, you can find your nearest hospital here

An oophorectomy is the surgical removal of the ovaries. It is often performed as part of a hysterectomy, but may be carried out alone. During an oophorectomy, you’ll be anaesthetised and will not be awake throughout the surgery.

An oophorectomy is commonly performed in one of two ways:


The surgeon will make an incision in your lower abdomen in order to access your ovaries. Each ovary will be separated from the surrounding tissue as well as nerve connections and blood supplies.

Laparoscopic oophorectomy

Otherwise known as “keyhole surgery”, the surgeon will make a number of small incisions. A tiny camera will be inserted into one incision, which will be used to guide the surgical tools. Each ovary will be removed through one of the small incisions.

Bilateral Oophorectomy & Premature Menopause

During a bilateral oophorectomy, both ovaries are removed. After a bilateral oophorectomy, you will experience the immediate and irreversible onset of menopause. This can be successfully managed with hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Your consultant will discuss treatment options with you beforehand and can assist in referring you to an HRT specialist.

Fertility and oophorectomy

If you wish to have children following an oophorectomy, it is important that you discuss this with your consultant before the procedure. For some conditions, only one ovary needs to be removed. The remaining ovary may allow you to continue having periods and conceive naturally.

If you have undergone a bilateral oophorectomy but still have a healthy uterus, you may be able to conceive with reproductive treatment. You can consult with a fertility specialist to review your options.

Oophorectomy (ovary removal surgery) starts from £5,750.*

Our price package includes the cost of your surgery and all appropriate aftercare appointments. Our costs include all surgery fees and aftercare appointments with our Consultants.

However, any pre-surgery diagnostic tests and your consultant’s outpatient appointment consultation fee are charged separately. We provide fixed term monthly payment plans over one to five years with no deposit required. If you decide to pay over 12 months, you will pay interest-free. If you are paying for a longer period, you will pay 9.9% APR.

Our flexible payment options help you spread the cost of your payment across a time period that suits you.

*This is a guide price for patients who are paying for their own treatment. The actual cost of your treatment will be confirmed in writing at the time of booking.<

In preparation for your procedure, your consultant may ask you to:

  • Stop eating the day before surgery and limit your fluid intake
  • Stop taking medications that could interact with drugs used during the procedure
  • Drink a medical solution to clear your intestinal tract
  • Have medical imaging tests to help plan the surgery

Recovery time depends on the type of procedure that is performed and the overall health of the patient. Your consultant will advise on your recovery times.
When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:   

  • Flexible appointment times and locations to fit your routine  
  • The freedom to choose which hospital and Consultant suit your needs  
  • Personalised, Consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs  
  • Comfortable and safe private facilities maintained by expert multidisciplinary teams  
  • Support by the same compassionate clinical team from beginning to end  
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included  
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost of your care

If you would like to learn more about this procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.

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Mr Tunde Dada

Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician


The Chiltern Hospital 2 more The Saxon Clinic The Shelburne Hospital

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Mr Alasdair Gordon

Consultant Gynaecologist


The Clementine Churchill Hospital 4 more The Princess Margaret Hospital Syon Clinic The Chiltern Hospital The Shelburne Hospital

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