We use non-essential cookies (including anonymous analytics) to help us understand if our website is working well and to learn what content is most useful to visitors. We also use some cookies which are essential for our platform to work and help us to provide you with the best experience possible. You can accept or reject our non-essential cookies and change your mind at any time. To learn more, please read our cookies policy.

Update cookie preferences

Surgery

Read about the different types of surgery, preparing for the operation, and recovery

Surgery is one of the main treatments for ovarian cancer. It is usually carried out by a surgeon who specialises in gynaecological cancer surgery. The aim of ovarian cancer surgery is to remove all of the cancer or as much of it as possible. The exact type of surgery you have, and whether you have it before or after chemotherapy, will be affected by the stage of your cancer. 

This section gives an overview of ovarian cancer surgery, including the different ways surgery can treat ovarian cancer and what to expect in the different stages of your recovery from ovarian cancer.   

For more information on any of the topics covered, you can visit: