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Question by  jacksmommy (15)

Is a tubal ligation major surgery?

I am worried about recovery time. I have a new baby.


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

Tubal ligation is considered major surgery because it has to be done in the operating room and the patient must be under general anesthesia or at least epidural anesthesia. However, if the tubal ligation is done laparoscopically, recovery times are much much faster than standard surgery; patients with laparoscopic surgery often recover in less than a week.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

No, the surgery is same day. It takes about a week to be able to do what you did before. The surgery is fairly painless and is usually done while you're awake. You will probably have drains but the surgery hole itself is very small. The area may be sore for a few weeks.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

This depends on how the surgery is done. Either way, it is quite invasive. Some tubal ligations are done during a C-section operation, which brings the recovery time down to C-section recovery time (which is about two months). This can also be done via a laparotomy, which is about a two to four week recovery time.


Answer by  SGividen (652)

The woman does go under general anesthesia for a tubal ligation and several incisions are made to tie her tubes. It is much easier and safer for a man to have a vasectomy because that is an outpatient procedure. A woman would be required to stay in the hospital and face several weeks of recovery after undergoing a tubal ligation.


Answer by  Gus28 (683)

Although more complicated than male sterilization, tubal litigation is usually out-patient surgery performed under general or local anethesia,with the patient going home the same day. Any type of surgery, however, carries risks. Most common side effects are slight adominal pain or cramping and tiredness. Plan a day or two of taking it easy after surgery.

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