How painful is a laparoscopy tubal?

Sterilization pain. Hysteroscopy is less painful. The recovery is one day compared to one week for laparoscopy. In addition, hysteroscopic sterilization is more effective.
Not bad. Laparoscopic tubal ligation is a fairly simple procedures. Most docs do this through one incision as opposed to 2 or 3. It is fairly simple, and post-operative pain is not very severe. Some incisional pain should be all you really have to worry about.
Other options better. After a laparoscopic tubal ligationthere is typically moderate cramping or discomfort for 2 or 3 days, easily treated with pain medication. Newer hysteroscopic methods are often performed in the office and are tolerated even better.