Tubal ligation, often referred to as “having the tubes tied”, involves the blocking, tying or cutting of the fallopian tubes through a surgical procedure that will keep eggs from becoming fertilized, and thus preventing a woman from becoming pregnant. Due to the permanence of this procedure it is highly suggested that patients be sure of their desire to stop having children before undergoing this type of surgery.
There are several ways in which tubal ligation can be performed:
- Laparoscopic: during this procedure a viewing instrument is used to make tiny incisions in the abdomen.
- Laparotomy or mini-laparotomy: larger incisions are made using a more open procedure than laparoscopy.
Recovery after either types of tubal ligation will take about a week, and complications from the procedure are generally rare. usually While it is possible to reverse a tubal ligation, success rates for reversal are not high, which is why it is imperative discuss all available options for birth control with your partner before deciding on tubal ligation procedure.
To find out more about the tubal ligation procedure, call Beverly Oaks Surgery today at (818) 986-9099 to speak with one of our medical professionals or to schedule your appointment.