Tubal ligation

Tubal ligation is a safe, effective method of preventing pregnancy.  Often referred to as having your “tubes tied”, it is the most common form of birth control used by women worldwide.

Is tubal ligation permanent ?

Yes. A woman should be absolutely sure she does not want any future prenancies before having a tubal ligation.   It is very difficult to “reverse” a tubal ligation if a woman wants to get pregnant.

How effective is tubal ligation ?

Tubal ligation is 99.5% effective at preventing pregnancy.  If a pregnancy does occur, there is a 33% chance it is ectopic.

How is tubal ligation performed ?

Dr. O’Sullivan performs tubal ligation through a camera, or laparoscope, in the operating room.  It is a 15-minute procedure during which small clips are placed across the fallopian tubes.  These clips act as a barrier between egg and sperm, thereby preventing fertilization and pregnancy.

Will insurance pay for my tubal ligation ?

Most insurances do pay for this procedure after the deductible is covered.