Here are some of the things you can expect during your consultation for FTM oophorectomy:

  • Your surgeon will ask you about your medical history and your reasons for wanting surgery. They will also want to know about your current hormone therapy regimen.
  • Your surgeon will discuss the different types of oophorectomy surgery with you. They will explain the risks and benefits of each type, and help you decide which one is right for you.
  • Your surgeon will give you a physical examination. This will include a pelvic exam and a breast exam.
  • Your surgeon will discuss the risks and complications of oophorectomy with you. These risks can include bleeding, infection, and complications related to anesthesia.
  • Your surgeon will talk to you about the recovery process. This will vary depending on the type of surgery you have.
  • You will have the opportunity to ask your surgeon any questions you have.

Here are some additional questions you may want to ask your surgeon during your consultation:

  • What are the long-term effects of oophorectomy?
  • Will I need to take hormone replacement therapy after surgery?
  • What are the risks of ovarian cancer?
  • What are the risks of osteoporosis?
  • What are the risks of sexual dysfunction?

It is important to remember that every person’s experience with oophorectomy is different. Your surgeon will be able to give you more specific information about what to expect based on your individual circumstances.

During the consultation for FTM (Female to Male) oophorectomy, you will have the opportunity to meet with a surgeon who specializes in gender-affirming surgeries. This consultation is a crucial step in the process and allows you to discuss your goals, ask questions, and gather the necessary information. Here’s what you can expect during the consultation:

  1. Medical History Review: The surgeon will review your medical history, including any relevant past surgeries, current medications, and pre-existing medical conditions. They may ask about your overall health and any factors that could potentially affect the surgery or recovery process.
  2. Discussion of Gender Affirmation Goals: You will have the opportunity to discuss your gender identity, transition journey, and specific goals related to the oophorectomy procedure. This will help the surgeon understand your individual needs and ensure that the surgery aligns with your overall gender-affirmation plan.
  3. Physical Examination: The surgeon will conduct a physical examination to assess your anatomical features, including the pelvis and reproductive organs. This examination is necessary to evaluate your suitability for the procedure and to determine the surgical approach that will be most appropriate for you.
  4. Explanation of the Surgical Procedure: The surgeon will explain the details of the oophorectomy procedure, including the surgical techniques, incisions, expected outcomes, and potential risks and complications. They will discuss the expected recovery timeline, including any limitations or restrictions during the healing process.
  5. Questions and Concerns: You will have the opportunity to ask any questions or express concerns you may have about the surgery, its potential impact on your overall health, and the expected outcomes. The surgeon will address these inquiries and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.
  6. Pre-operative Preparation: The surgeon will provide instructions for pre-operative preparations, including any necessary tests or evaluations that need to be completed before the surgery. They may also discuss any specific guidelines for medications, dietary restrictions, or lifestyle modifications leading up to the procedure.
  7. Discussion of Risks and Benefits: The surgeon will discuss the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure, as well as the anticipated benefits and expected outcomes. It is important to have a clear understanding of both the positive and potential negative aspects of the surgery.
  8. Expectations and Realistic Goals: The surgeon will help you establish realistic expectations for the results of the oophorectomy surgery. They will discuss the impact on hormone levels, potential changes in physical appearance, and any other relevant factors.
  9. Consent Process: If you decide to proceed with the surgery, the surgeon will explain the informed consent process and provide you with the necessary documents to review and sign. Informed consent ensures that you understand the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the procedure before proceeding.

Remember, the consultation is an opportunity for you to gather information and make an informed decision about your care. It is important to ask questions, express your concerns, and ensure that you have a clear understanding of the procedure, its implications, and the surgeon’s experience and expertise.