Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation for Family Planning
Laparoscopic Tubal ligation
Laparoscopy Tubal Ligation & Sterilization Procedure in Jaipur
A laparoscopic tubal ligation or sterilization is the most common method for permanent birth control in females.
How is laparoscopic tubal ligation done?
Laparoscopic tubal sterilization is done under general anaesthesia. The surgeon will make a small cut, about 1cm long, in or below the belly button. Through this cut, carbon dioxide gas is injected into your abdomen followed by the introduction of a laparoscope. Laparoscope is a small, thin, telescope-like instrument with a light source that helps to see inside the abdominal cavity. Additional instruments are inserted with the help of a side port. The fallopian tubes are then blocked using rings, clamps, clips, or an electric current (electrocautery). After the procedure, the laparoscope is taken out, all the carbon dioxide gas is released and the incisions are closed.
Laparoscopic tubal ligation is a day care procedure. It takes about 30 minutes to complete the procedure and you are discharged the same day. There is shorter hospital stay, minimal pain, faster recovery and less chances of infection after laparoscopic surgeries.
After your procedure, you will be kept under observation for a few hours. You are started on oral antibiotics and painkillers. Some postop instructions include:
- You can take shower anytime after the procedure but take care to cover your stitches with towel and dry them immediately.
- You must keep your stitches clean.
- You have to come for follow up seven days post op for stitch removal.
- You have to refrain from intercourse for about two weeks after the procedure.
- You may have slight vaginal spotting for a few days after the procedure.
- For the first few menstrual cycles, you may experience heavier bleeding and more discomfort.