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Is tubal ligation major surgery? How long to recover from it?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
11 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Carolyn Thompson
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Mark Perloe
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.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Ayman Jabr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Ayman Jabr
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