For women interested in tubal ligation or tubal ligation reversal, the team at Atlanta Body Institute in Atlanta provides minimally invasive and surgical treatment options. Christopher Ibikunle, MD, and his team offer effective and affordable solutions for tubal ligation and reversal surgeries, whether you want to prevent pregnancy or hope to have a baby. Call Atlanta Body Institute or schedule a consultation online today to learn about your options.
Tubal ligation is a form of lasting birth control in which the fallopian tubes are cut, tied, cauterized or blocked in order to prevent the release of an egg. Tubal ligation is for women who no longer want to conceive a child. It does not affect your menstrual cycle or protect against STDs.
Some forms of tubal ligation require minor surgery or can be completed during a C-section while other forms can be completed as an outpatient procedure. There are risks and benefits to each form of tubal ligation, and a visit with your doctor at Atlanta Body Institute can help you make the best choice.
Tubal ligation is one of the most effective forms of birth control. Fewer than one in 100 women will conceive after having a tubal ligation. The younger you are when your tubal ligation is performed, the greater the likelihood the procedure will fail.
Another possible complication is ectopic pregnancy. This occurs if a sperm is able to fertilize an egg and the egg implants itself inside the fallopian tube. Ectopic pregnancies require immediate medical attention, so call your doctor if you suspect one.
In some cases, tubal ligation can be reversed. You are a candidate for tubal ligation reversal if your fallopian tubes were originally blocked by clips or rings or minimally burned and if you are under the age of 40 and have three or more inches of healthy fallopian tubes remaining.
Statistics show that fertility can be restored with a tubal ligation reversal in about 80% of women.*
*Individual results may vary.
Depending on how your tubal ligation was performed, your doctor will outline how the procedure can be reversed. You are placed under anesthesia during the reversal surgery while your doctor makes a two-inch incision on your abdomen.
Your doctor locates the fallopian tubes, removes the area of blockage, and reconnects the healthy portions of your fallopian tubes with a very fine surgical suture. The entire surgery takes about two hours, and you return home the same-day.
You recover over the next one to two weeks and can slowly return to your normal activities. If complications arise, call your doctor immediately for treatment.
If you are interested in tubal ligation or would like to have it reversed, call Atlanta Body Institute or schedule a consultation online today.
*Individual results may vary