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A 35-year-old female asked:

Can tubal ligation be done in office? how long does it take? what steps do i take? what r side effects? recovery time? cost? pros/cons?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Out pt surgery: Most of doctors offices are not equipped , but in a ambulatory setting could be done as out patient surgery , most of insurances cover it , low risk procedure speak to your doctor , benefits ; risks.
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Essure is a great sterilization method. It takes about 20 minutes. You meet w/ dr. Obtain history, etc. Most drs will give you rx for meds to take before procedure to decrease spasm of tube, bleeding and pain. Side effects minimal, little cramping. Recovery 1 day. Cost depend on your insurance carrier. Pros are 1) highest efficacy, 2) super low risk. Con) sometimes difficult to place essure.

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