Tubal Ligation

Tubal Ligation Surgery

If you (and your partner) have decided that you don’t want any more babies, you may be ready for permanent contraception. One option that Advanced Ob-Gyn Associates offers is a procedure called Tubal Ligation also widely known as “tubes tied” surgery.

This procedure can be performed immediately after the birth of your baby, while you’re still in the hospital. Either this is done while you are asleep or while your epidural is still working; a 2-3 inch incision is made under your belly button and your physician enters your abdomen, identifies your Fallopian tubes on either side of your uterus, and ties/cuts the tubes.

Outpatient Tubal Ligation

The other way is to have an out patient procedure done under general anesthesia. This involves a 1-inch incision under your belly button and another incision at your hairline. The abdomen is distended with gas and the Fallopian tubes are cut, clamped, tied, or burnt. Sutures are then used to close the incisions, which will remain tender for several days. Either of these procedures is considered immediately effective and the long-term effectiveness is 99.6%. This procedure has about a 10% rate of chronic pain after the procedure and about a 10% rate of menstrual irregularities.

Benefits of the procedure is the effect is immediate. There is no wait time for the surgery to work.

Risks of the procedure is that it is surgery, and bleeding, infection, damage to internal organs, blood vessels, and nerves is possible. This procedure has about a 10% rate of chronic pain after the procedure and about a 10% rate of menstrual irregularities associated with the procedure.