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Permanent birth control is for women whose families are complete and who desire a simple and convenient method of avoiding an unwanted pregnancy. Because permanent forms of birth control cannot be reversed, you should be certain that you are finished having children.

Our office provides one method of female sterilization methods: laparoscopic tubal ligation.

Laparoscopic tubal ligation

Laparoscopy uses an incision in the umbilicus and a tiny incision in the lower abdomen.  This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and there is a 2-4 day recovery period.

In tubal sterilization, both fallopian tubes are blocked by tying, sealing, or attaching a ring or clip to them. The eggs are then unable to move down the tube to the uterus.

Tubal ligation reversal

In some cases, women who have undergone a sterilization procedure have later regretted their decision. Women who undergo sterilization at a relatively young age are more likely to regret having the procedure.

Reversing tubal ligation requires major surgery and is rarely covered by insurance. The success of tubal ligation reversal depends upon several factors, including the type of procedure performed, the length of the remaining tube, and your age.