Tubal Ligation

tubal ligationA tubal ligation is an abdominal operation performed with anesthesia. It is a surgical procedure that women seek out to achieve permanent sterilization. Your body’s ability to have children is disabled by a surgeon, who severs and ties the fallopian tubes. Tubal ligation is the second most popular form of contraception (among women) in the United States; about twenty percent of women choose tubal ligation as their preferred method of contraception.

Fallopian Tubes

Your fallopian tubes are a pair of tubes on either side of your reproductive system. These tubes connect your ovaries to your uterus. During ovulation, fallopian tubes transport ova, or your “eggs,” from your ovaries to your uterus. During fertilization, your fallopian tubes carry sperm cells to the ova previously released in your uterus.  

Having your fallopian tubes removed completely (rather than tied and left inside your body) could lower your risk of developing ovarian cancers. Fallopian tubes are a true source of some of the deadliest ovarian cancers, and their removal is a potential method of prevention.

Tubal Ligation

A tubal ligation is a permanent surgical procedure performed to stop a woman from getting pregnant. Because a surgeon closes the tubes that connect male sperm and female eggs during fertilization, sperm and egg do not meet. Your egg then dissolves and absorbs into your body. If you are looking for a permanent sterilization to ensure you never become pregnant again, you are a candidate for tubal ligation.

After you are put to sleep, your surgeon will clip your fallopian tubes and seal them in some way, either by burning them, cutting them, or tying them.  Different variations of a tubal ligation are:

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Pre-Op Preparation

To prepare for your sterilization, your doctor will discuss the following with you:

tubal ligationThe most important requirement needed for a successful tubal ligation is the assurance that you are not pregnant at the time of the procedure. Your healthcare provider may give you an extra sensitive pregnancy test on the day of your surgery to make sure you are not pregnant. If you do not have a tubal ligation right after childbirth or during a cesarean, you should prepare for surgery by paying attention to the following:

Risks and Complications of Tubal Ligation

Risks associated with tubal ligations are:

If you have a history of diabetes or have had previous abdominal or pelvic surgery, you may be at a higher risk of complications from tubal ligation surgery.

Post-Op Recovery

The speed of your recovery from tubal ligation depends on:

After your tubal ligation, you may experience some or more of the following:

Most of these symptoms go away within a week. Keep in mind that tubal ligation is a form of contraception. It does not protect against STDs, affect your menstrual cycle, or affect your ability to enjoy sex.

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There are thousands of Gynecologists to choose from; however, not all doctors are created equal. Gynecology takes the knowledge and finesse of an experienced Gynecologist. That’s why we’ve selected your city’s best Gynecologists – to make the decision process easier for you and your family.

For your peace of mind, Top10MD Gynecologists’ credentials are validated yearly to verify medical licenses have no serious patient care sanctions, current Board Certifications in their given medical specialty, current DEA & DPS licenses, and malpractice insurance. A Top10MD has at least 5+ years experience or has performed 300+ procedures in their given specialty and a current Patient Satisfaction Score of 8.5 or higher.

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