Tubal Ligation is a viable option for women who have decided that they either don’t want to have any more children or they don’t want to ever become pregnant. While this surgery is a permanent form of birth control, it is a personal choice that needs to be made by the woman having the procedure. Your Victorville surgeon will discuss the sterilization process with you to ensure that you have no future plans to become pregnant. Before the surgery begins, you will be tested to ensure that you are not currently pregnant.
The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at either a clinic or a hospital. You will be given general anesthesia before the operation so that you are asleep and not feel any pain or discomfort. After the surgery, you will remain in a recovery area for a few hours for observation while the anesthesia wears off. Because you will not be allowed to drive after the surgery, you will need to have someone available to drive you home.
Minimally Invasive Tubal Ligation Surgery
After you are asleep, the surgeon will make two small incisions in your belly button. Your stomach will be inflated with either carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide gas. Then, a medical instrument with an attached camera, called a laparoscope, is inserted into one incision so the surgeon can see the procedure site. Another surgical instrument is inserted into the second incision that will be used to destroy small sections of the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy.