– The need for an oophorectomy
is that the problem is with the ovaries. Most of the time when we do hysterectomy, the problem is with the uterus. There’s bleeding issues, or pain issues, or fibroids, for example. And so most of those are independent of the ovaries, which
have their own independent blood supply and can be left alone to do their job of producing the hormones the woman has been used to. The removal of the ovaries would be needed if a woman had specific
problems with the ovaries. Recurrent cysts, certainly
with certain cancers, or there are issues
specifically with the ovaries and they needed to be
removed for those reasons.