Tubal Sterilization

The physicians at Walnut Hill OBGYN Associates are equipped to help their patients make informed, educated decisions about tubal sterilizations and permanent birth control. Every woman’s situation is unique, so our approach to this choice will be different for every patient.

Sterilization is permanent birth control; such a decision should be made carefully in consultation with your Walnut Hill Dallas OBGYN . The physicians at Walnut Hill OBGYN Associates are equipped to help their patients make informed, educated decisions about tubal sterilizations and permanent birth control. Because every woman’s situation is unique and different, the approach to this choice will be unique and different for every patient.

Candidates for Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation is permanent birth control. The best candidates for this procedure are women with a stable partner who also agrees to the procedure, and women who are aware of the health risk pregnancy may cause, or who have a genetic disorder — the woman or her partner — that they don’t want to risk passing to a child.

How Does Tubal Ligation Work?

Tubal ligation works by obstructing the fallopian tubes to stop an egg from going to the ovaries, or to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. The procedure is sometimes referred to as “having your tubes tied,” but some types of tubal ligation involve clamping or cutting and sealing instead.

We can do tubal ligations postpartum — even after a caesarian section delivery (open tubal ligation). Other methods we perform include laparoscopic tubal ligation, which involves inserting a small camera and instruments through a small abdominal incision.

How Long Does a Tubal Ligation Procedure Take?

Most tubal ligation procedures take around 30 minutes, plus varying amounts of recovery time in the room depending on the type of tubal ligation and amount of anesthesia — which is often very minimal. These are usually outpatient procedures.

What Is The Average Cost of Tubal Ligation?

The cost of a tubal ligation procedure will vary depending on the kind of tubal sterilization performed and if your insurance covers it. Patients without insurance may have to pay between $2,000 and $8,000. However, most insurance providers cover this procedure. Those with insurance would only pay for the office visit and whatever co-pay percentages your plan may require.

This type of female sterilization is more expensive than male sterilization (vasectomy), but will save you money in the long run from the expense of daily birth control methods.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Tubal Ligation?

Recovery time from a tubal ligation procedure depends on the type of procedure, your general health, and if you’ve had the procedure immediately following birth. This is an outpatient procedure, so you may be able to return to some activities the next day or two. Full recovery may take one to three weeks, though.

If you’re in Dallas and considering a tubal sterilization, laser laparoscopy, Adiana, Essure, or some other form of permanent birth control, contact our office at (214) 363-7801 to learn more about your options.