Surgical Menopause

Surgical Menopause

Surgical Menopause


Bilateral oophorectomy is the removal of both ovaries.

Reduced risk of ovarian cancer in women with inherited gene mutations.

Possible improvement in symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis.


Surgical complications

Loss of fertility

Sudden development of hot flushes, night sweats and sleep disturbance

Vaginal dryness

Impact on sexual function due to vaginal dryness and lower desire

Lower libido

Bone loss

Mental health (anxiety / depression)

Impaired cognition / "brain-fog"


Genito-urinary Syndrome of Menopause


Increased risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease


A consultation with a menopause specialist BEFORE surgery is greatly beneficial.