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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is tubal ligation major surgery? how long to recover from it?

4 doctor answers19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ayman Jabr
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: Tubal ligation its an out patient procedure; most of the time its done using laporascopy procedure. And patient recover quickly and back to work in 2-3 days.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No if done in office: Tubal ligation (occlusion) can also be done in the office setting using a scope to look inside the uterus. Tiny devices can be placed into the fallopian tubes to block them. This can be done with local anesthesia, much like having a tooth cavity filled.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Great collaboration. Wishing you'all the very best.
Feb 21, 2012
Dr. Mark Perloe
Dr. Mark Perloe commented
Fertility Medicine 45 years experience
The procedure here is called Essure, and is a simple tubal sterilization procedure. Laparascopic [belly button surgery] is still simple, but carries with it a bit more risk and a lot greater expense.
Feb 21, 2012
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Yes & No: Tubal ligation requires either major surgery (laparoscopy/post-partum mini-laparotomy) or minor surgery (essure tubal implants). Here are links to resources (http://bitly.Com/wp1hdv). Laparoscopy tubals require 2 small incisions about 1-2 inches long at belly button and "bikini-line". Recovery is 2-7 days but totally normal feeling is 2-6 weeks. Reversals requested 2%, not easy with essure.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Ligation or essure: Tubal ligation is more than minor surgery + performed laparoscopically which requires general anesthesia, this can be quite major if you have extensive bowel adhesions. Essure, a fairly recent modality + an office procedure which has largely replaced tubal ligation + achieves similar end result of permanently obstructing fallopian tube. Small capsule device is passed via cervix + uterus.

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