Free Bilateral Tubal Ligation (TALI)

Free Bilateral Tubal Ligation

For everybody’s information:

What is a laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation?

-Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure that creates permanent contraception, or sterilization. It is commonly referred to as having your “tubes tied.” The surgery blocks your fallopian tubes, preventing sperm from meeting egg, effectively preventing pregnancy. Bilateral means the procedure is being done to both fallopian tubes. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery technique that only uses a few small incisions in your lower abdomen.Why am I having this surgery?

What happens during this surgery?

-Before surgery begins, you will be given anesthesia to sleep. A laparoscope – a thin tube with a camera on the end – is inserted into the abdomen, usually at the sight of your navel, through a small incision. Additional incisions will be made in your abdomen. Air will be used in the abdomen to create more space between your abdominal wall and internal organs. Surgical instruments will be used to either cut or block the fallopian tubes.

What are the risks? This procedure has a small risk of:

  • Bleeding during surgery, which may require a blood transfusion

  • Infection of the bladder or surgical site

  • Damage to surrounding organs (bladder, bowel, and ureters)

  • Possible need for further surgery

  • Failure of contraception

  • Increased risk of ectopic pregnancy if pregnancy occurs

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