Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation

by | Feb 7, 2024 | Uncategorized

 Laparoscopic tubal ligation is a surgical procedure often referred to as “getting one’s tubes tied.” The surgical procedure is used as a permanent form of contraception for women. Circumstances requiring laparoscopic tubal ligation vary and include:

  • Concerns over high-risk future pregnancies,
  • The need for an optional form of contraception for women requiring a hormone-free, non-intrusive approach, or
  • Couples decisions based on age, family size, or a desire to stop using other forms of contraception.

Laparoscopic tubal ligation involves blocking or sealing the fallopian tubes, which prevents eggs from reaching the uterus and sperm from reaching the eggs.


Laparoscopic tubal ligation at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), provided by WellBridge Surgical, offers several potential benefits beyond other approaches to permanent contraception.

  • Laparoscopic tubal ligation is one of the most effective methods of contraception, with a very low failure rate. Once the fallopian tubes are blocked or sealed, it is highly unlikely for a woman to become pregnant naturally.
  • It provides a long-term or permanent solution for women who are certain they do not want to have any more children or do not want to have children at all. It eliminates the need for ongoing contraception methods.
  • Unlike hormonal methods of contraception, such as birth control pills or IUDs, tubal ligation does not involve the use of hormones, making it suitable for women who have concerns about hormonal side effects.
  • The laparoscopic approach is minimally invasive, typically performed as an outpatient procedure, and often takes less than an hour. Average recovery time is shorter compared to traditional open surgery.
  • Tubal ligation should not affect a woman’s sexual desire, pleasure, or ability to have intercourse.

It’s important to discuss the potential benefits and challenges with one’s healthcare provider to make an informed decision about whether laparoscopic tubal ligation is the right choice for you. Considerations might include permanence, low risks of infection, bleeding, and anesthesia-related complications, potential changes in menstrual cycle pain, as well as the potential for regret after tubal ligation, if life circumstances or desires change.

As with any health-related decision, it’s important to carefully consider the permanence of the procedure and explore alternative methods of contraception if there is any uncertainty.

Fortunately, WellBridge Surgical excels in laparoscopic tubal ligation procedures, providing safe and dependable care, while addressing the traditional patient concerns regarding health parameters ranging from recovery time to postoperative pain.

Healthcare can often feel intimidating and confusing with respect to both pricing and treatment options. WellBridge Surgical remains committed to providing high-quality surgical services directly to patients with cost certainty, providing the peace of mind to proactively deal with both preventative and corrective healthcare issues.

WellBridge is an innovator in medical care, pioneering in consumer-friendly healthcare for the Indianapolis area, supported by fixed, up-front pricing and an unparalleled level of patient understanding and participation. Contact WellBridge Surgical for more information and to set up a consultation by phone at 317-480-4200 or go to to fill out a form.