What is bilateral tubal ligation?
Bilateral Tubal Ligation is a procedure in which a womans fallopian tubes are cut, clamped,blocked, or tied to prevent the eggs from the ovary to move to the uterus. The sperm as wellcannot travel up to the fallopian tubes to reach the egg for possible fertilization. Sincefertilization cannot be achieved, pregnancy is thereby prevented. This procedure is considered tobe a permanent form of birth control because reversal of it cannot be guaranteed.This procedure can be done anytime, including right after vaginal deliver or in combination withother abdominal surgeries. It is an out-patient procedure and recovery time right after takes onlya few hours.Back to the top
Effects of bilateral tubal ligation
Bilateral Tubal Ligation is done for patients who no longer want to bear children in the future.Permanent Sterilization is achieved after surgery.Back to the top
Candidates for bilateral tubal ligation
Bilateral Tubal Ligation is a procedure intended for women who are considering permanentsterilization after having their desired number of children. This procedure could also be chosenby women who should not become pregnant for health related reasons like cardiac disease oruterine problems.Back to the top
Tubal Ligation is considered to be a permanent form of sterilization and thus requires a greatdeal of thought and consideration from both the patient and her husband or partner concerned.Generally, patients who undergo this procedure have an intent for it to be permanent. Althoughreversing the surgery is sometime possible, it requires major surgery, and is not alwayssuccessful.During the consultation, your surgeon will inform you about the procedure, its benefits, potentialrisks, and complications. Your complete medical history will be taken and physical exams areperformed. Several pre-operative tests may also be done prior to the surgery. If you do decide tohave the surgery, pre-operative instructions will also be given.Back to the top