If you want to avoid getting pregnant in the future, female sterilization is one way to permanently prevent pregnancy and give you peace of mind. At Aspen Medical Group, Inc., with locations in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, the expert OB/GYN team offers laparoscopic tubal ligation with minimal incisions as an outpatient procedure. Schedule an appointment with Aspen Medical Group, Inc. over the phone or request one using the online booking tool today.
Tubal ligation, also known as permanent sterilization for females or having your tubes tied, is a form of permanent birth control. During a laparoscopic procedure, your OB/GYN specialist ties your Fallopian tubes shut to prevent pregnancy. Tubal ligation works by preventing eggs and sperm from traveling through your Fallopian tubes.
Laparoscopic tubal ligation is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that offers you numerous benefits, including:
Because laparoscopic tubal ligation is minimally invasive, you can return home the same day as the procedure with a shorter recovery time than invasive OB/GYN procedures. Your Aspen Medical Group, Inc. practitioner can perform tubal ligation right after vaginal birth or during a C-section if you’d like.
Prior to tubal ligation, your OB/GYN specialist makes sure you’re a good candidate for the procedure by reviewing your medical history and completing an exam.
Your practitioner uses local anesthesia to ensure tubal ligation is pain-free. They make a tiny incision and insert a laparoscope, or a tube with a tiny camera attached to it, into your abdomen. Your doctor uses specialized instruments to seal your Fallopian tubes shut and stitches up the incision.
After tubal ligation, you’ll recover for several hours before having someone drive you home. After the procedure, you might experience mild abdominal pain or cramping, fatigue, bloating, or dizziness, but your doctor helps you manage post-procedure pain while you recover.
Avoid sexual intercourse and heavy lifting until your practitioner gives you the okay. Stitches dissolve over time, and your provider lets you know if you require a follow-up appointment.
Most of the time, tubal ligation isn’t a reversible procedure, as doing so may require major surgery and isn’t always effective. Therefore, you must be sure you don’t want children in the future before deciding to undergo tubal ligation.
If you’re ready for a permanent form of birth control, consider laparoscopic tubal ligation with Aspen Medical Group, Inc. Schedule an appointment over the phone or use the online booking tool to get started today.