Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery (MIGS)

Fertility Preservation: Laparoscopic Oophoropexy (Transposition of the Ovaries)

There are two reasons to perform laparoscopic oophoropexy:

  • To protect the ovary from radiation exposure (Fertility Preservation)
  • To prevent recurrent ovarian torsion.

This procedure is performed by a minimally invasive technique that can be offered to any age premenopausal women with an appropriate indication.  Laparoscopic oophoropexy has been performed in patients prior to undergoing radiation therapy such as those with Hodgkin's disease, craniospinal radiation, and cervical cancer (not undergoing chemotherapy).  In addition, patients with a history of ovarian torsion may benefit from the procedure.  Ovulation and pregnancy rates have been reported as promising, but success rates will vary and consultation with a Reproductive Endocrinologist is indicated to discuss expected results.