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Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation

Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation is a permanent and surgical contraceptive method. This surgery is performed at the time of delivery. The whole procedure is performed under a general anesthesia. During the surgery, the fallopian tubes are cut and sealed or tied and blocked. This helps in preventing the fertilization of eggs by the sperm. The surgery is done with the help of laparoscope and small incisions will be made in the abdomen.

There are advantages and disadvantages in having a laparoscopic tubal ligation procedure. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Faster recovery

  • Paved way to explore the pelvic area

  • Effective

  • Less time consuming

Disadvantages of this procedure may include:

  • Anaesthetic risks

  • Risk of failure

  • Irreversible

  • Injury to the bowel, blood vessel or bladder

  • Transection of the fallopian tube

  • Changes in the menstrual cycle

  • Hysterectomy

  • Mortality

  • Ectopic Pregnancy etc.