Listen as Dr. Berga shares what an oophorectomy is.
It means removing the ovary. So, it’s the same as ovariectomy and a lot of people use it. Oophorectomy is one of an older term that is based on Latin and made it into the literature. Ovariectomy is good too. I think maybe more people understand that.
About Dr. Berga, M.D.:
Dr. Sarah Berga is professor and chairman in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and later held an Obstetrics and Gynecology General Hospital Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Berga’s research focuses on understanding the impact of psychogenic and metabolic stresses upon the reproductive system and as a cause of infertility, among other topics.
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