Tubal Ligation

Sterilization with a tubal ligation, commonly referred to as “having your tubes tied” is done laparoscopically with a small camera device to identify the pelvic organs, specifically the fallopian tubes. They are then clamped, heat-sealed or cut to prevent any future pregnancy with over 99% efficacy. It is a permanent procedure and should be carefully considered before a final decision is made.

This is done as an outpatient procedure in the hospital setting under general anesthesia. A small incision is made near the navel. A gas (carbon dioxide) is passed into the abdomen to inflate it, making visualization of the pelvic organs easier. The laparoscope, or telescope device, is inserted in the abdomen. The fallopian tubes are then closed by tying, clipping, sealing or cutting them to prevent the egg from moving down the tube where the sperm can reach it. You may notice some fatigue, nausea or mild abdominal discomfort after the procedure.

Tubal ligation procedure

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