Elk Grove Chiropractor Dr. Doug Ferguson DC 95758, Rhino Chiropractic

Bilateral Oophrectomry Increases Risk Of Diabetes And Other Chronic Diseases

Women undergo hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries) to prevent the development of ovarian cancer. This procedure is performed in 55 percent of all American women having hysterectomy or 300,000 times performed each year. However, the removal of the ovaries may do more harm than good. Diabetes and other chronic diseases are high in women with bilateral oophorectomy. In women not at high risk for development of ovarian or breast cancer, removing the ovaries at the time of hysterectomy should be approached with caution.

In the span of 28 years of follow up, researchers have revealed that there are 16.8 women who died from all causes due to hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy while only 13.3 percent women died from ovarian conservation. Oophorectomy benefits low risk of death in women with ovarian cancer. Before the age 47.5 years, oophorectomy was tied to a lower risk of death from only breast cancer. Death can increase in women who had bilateral oophorectomy but did not use estrogen therapy.

Premenopausal oophorectomy causes a rapid decline in circulating ovarian estrogens and androgens. Estrogen deficiency has been associated with higher risks of coronary heart disease and hip fracture, and neurologic conditions. There are 350,000 women who die from coronary artery disease compared to 15,000 American women who died from ovarian cancer. Therefore reducing a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer with oophorectomy may be outweighed by increased risks of coronary artery disease and neurologic conditions.


The robotic arms are attached with small instruments while the surgeon is sitting at a console several feet from the operating table and gets a three-dimensional real time view of the surgery from the start to end. Places in Europe and United States have been using robotic surgery. One of the advantages of robotic hysterectomy is that it benefits women to enjoy sex better after the surgery. Patients who are planning to undergo da Vinci robotic surgery should consult the doctor to know if da Vinci is right for you according to your particular needs, says FDA.






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