During laparoscopic tubal ligation, the fallopian
tubes are tied off or blocked in order to prevent passage of eggs from the
ovaries to the uterus. This procedure is performed with a minimally
invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small
instruments inserted through small incisions.
- Tube typing
Treated with Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation:
Laparoscopic tubal ligation is performed as
permanent birth control.
Birth control medication is a non-surgical
alternative to laparoscopic tubal ligation. Mini-laparotomy tubal ligation is a
surgical alternative to the procedure.
with Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation:
Laparoscopic tubal ligation is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure. Local anesthesia may be used occasionally.
Complications from Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation:
Possible risks following laparoscopic tubal ligation
include infection, bleeding, damage to nearby organs and a negative reaction to
the anesthesia. Some patients also experience an increased risk of ectopic
after Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic tubal ligation is very good.
from Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation:
Total recovery from laparoscopic tubal ligation
takes one to two weeks.