The following describes tubal ligation. For specific information regarding your health and treatment options, please contact your Hurley physician or medical professional.
For women who do not want to have any more children, tubal ligation (having your tubes tied) is an option.
A permanent method of sterilization and birth control, tubal ligation is a surgical procedure in which a woman's fallopian tubes are clamped and blocked, or cut and sealed. Either method prevents eggs from reaching the uterus for fertilization.
If you decide that you want to have a permanent sterilization, you must fill out necessary paperwork prior to having the surgery.
At Hurley Medical Center, our gynecological and obstetrical surgeons perform tubal ligations for patients who have been seen in our Ob/Gyn Clinic or referred by private physicians. This surgery can be performed immediately after a patient has delivered or had a Caesarean section, or six weeks following delivery.
New procedures that can be done on an outpatient basis
Newer procedures for permanent sterilization such as Essure and Adiana procedures are an important advance in women’s health care. Both of these outpatient procedures can be performed either in a Hurley’s physician’s office or in an operating room. They use a device called a hysteroscope to pass micro-inserts through the female body’s natural pathways (vagina, cervix and uterus ) and place them into the fallopian tube.
Laparoscopic tubal ligation
Tubal ligation can also be performed by laparoscopic method, or by a small 2-centimeter incision under the belly button if it is done immediately after delivery of a baby.
For more information about tubal ligation, contact the Hurley Ob/Gyn Clinic:
Hurley Medical Center
One Hurley Plaza, 3 West
Flint, MI 48503