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Surgery

The type of surgery you have depends on where the cancer is in your body. Find out about the different types of surgery for ovarian cancer, what happens before surgery and what to expect afterwards.

Types of surgery

Find out about the different types of surgery for ovarian cancer.

Before your operation

Find out about the tests you might have before surgery, what to expect at the pre assessment clinic and what might happen the evening before your operation.

Going into hospital

Find out about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.

On the day

What happens on the day of surgery, including about having an anaesthetic.

After surgery

Find out how you’ll feel after your surgery for ovarian cancer, when you can go home, and about follow up appointments.

Problems after surgery

Find out about the possible complications after surgery for ovarian cancer.

Last reviewed: 
27 Apr 2016

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