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.