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Florida Hospital Cancer Institute offers the latest and most effective ovarian risk reduction surgery in Orlando. Some woman may be at a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. This risk factor can be the result of family history or revealed after a genetic mutation test. Based on the recommendation of your physician, surgeons at FHCI can perform ovarian risk reduction surgery, a procedure that is normally centered around removing the ovaries and fallopian tubes. This is a preventive surgery, and can greatly reduce the risk of developing ovarian or breast cancer, however, there are some significant side effects to consider. To find out if ovarian risk reduction surgery in Orlando is right for you, or to schedule an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.

Why Ovarian Risk Reduction Surgery is Performed

Your physician may recommend ovarian risk reduction surgery if you are at a high risk of developing ovarian cancer. This surgery is most often specifically recommended for woman with genetic mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes or those with a family history of ovarian cancer. Clinical research shows that preventive procedures such as this can reduce a woman's chances of getting ovarian cancer by 80 to 90 percent. Ovarian risk reduction surgery can also reduce the chances of developing breast cancer by as a much as 50 percent (specifically in premenopausal women with a genetic mutation of the BRCA gene). 

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Benefits of Ovarian Risk Reduction Surgery

While each situation may be slightly different, your physician will help you understand the main benefits of ovarian risk reduction surgery as it relates to your specific case. The removal of the ovaries may significanly reduce a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer. Like many cancers, ovarian cancer is difficult to detect in its early stages when it's more easily cured. Because of this, preventive measures are recommended for high-risk women. 

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Side Effects of Ovarian Risk Reduction Surgery

When the ovaries are removed, a premenopaual woman's natural production of estrogen declines.

Common side effects of this sudden drop in estrogen include:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness and irritation
  • Lowered sex drive

Other side effects can include:

  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain and/or heart palpitations
  • Muscle spasms
  • Insomnia
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Anxiety, depression and mood swings
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How the Procedure Works

During an ovarian risk reduction surgical procedure, your surgeon will perform an oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries and in some cases the fallopian tubes). The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute will work with each patient to recommend this procedure, depending on the risk of developing cancer. Organizations such as the National Cancer Institute generally recommended that high-risk women consider having their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed by age 35 or as soon as they’re done having children. To find out if ovarian risk reduction surgery in Orlando is right for you, or to schedule an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.

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Request an Appointment

To find out if ovarian risk reduction surgery in Orlando is right for you, or to schedule an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.

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