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Do I have to see a specialist to get a tubal ligation ordered?
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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes
There is a minimally invasive option done in your gynecologist's office with a local anesthetic and without an incision.
Women walk out of the office about 15 to 30 minutes later and resume normal activity once the anesthesia wears off. For a greater peace of mind you get a test 3 months later to confirm that your tubes are closed.

In brief: Yes
There is a minimally invasive option done in your gynecologist's office with a local anesthetic and without an incision.
Women walk out of the office about 15 to 30 minutes later and resume normal activity once the anesthesia wears off. For a greater peace of mind you get a test 3 months later to confirm that your tubes are closed.
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, probably
A tubal ligation is a surgical procedure, therefore you would need to see someone with surgical priviledges - usually an ob/gyn, sometimes a general surgeon.
There may still be the occasional family doctor or general practice doctor with training and priviledges for this type procedure - if your doctor has this training, etc, you would not need to see anyone else.

In brief: Yes, probably
A tubal ligation is a surgical procedure, therefore you would need to see someone with surgical priviledges - usually an ob/gyn, sometimes a general surgeon.
There may still be the occasional family doctor or general practice doctor with training and priviledges for this type procedure - if your doctor has this training, etc, you would not need to see anyone else.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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