Permanent, or surgical, sterilization is a safe, highly effective form of contraception for women. The most common surgical sterilization procedure for women is called a tubal ligation—commonly called having your tubes tied. In tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes are separated or sealed shut, preventing the egg from becoming fertilized by a male’s sperm.
There are several ways in which this procedure can be done:
By thoroughly examining a woman’s medical history and her physical condition, our physicians will recommend which permanent sterilization procedure is most appropriate. We encourage patients to ask questions so they thoroughly understand the procedure they will undergo.