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For those who do not wish to have children, sterilization surgery may be a permanent birth control option. For men, sterilization surgery is called a vasectomy while sterilization surgery in females is called tubal ligation (tying the tubes). Typically, an urologist will perform a vasectomy and a gynecologist will perform a tubal ligation. Florida Hospital offers minimally invasive procedures to reduce risk and recovery time for patients. We also offer counseling and comprehensive care to ensure patients make the best health decision. Request an appointment to learn more.

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Sterilization surgery is a general term for procedures that permanently prevent pregnancy.  For men, the sterilization surgery procedure is called vasectomy, while female sterilization surgery is performed using the tubal ligation procedure. While both procedures have been successfully reverse, sterilization surgery is considered a permanent procedure.
 

What is a tubal ligation?

The tubal ligation procedure, often referred to as getting the tubes tied, blocks the egg from entering the fallopian tube. This means the egg cannot become fertilized. Surgeons perform this sterilization surgery using several different techniques:
  • Laparoscopic tubal ligation – a laparoscope (tube-like instrument) is inserted into incisions in the abdomen. The tubes are cauterized (burned shut) or clamped using a clip or ring.
  • Tubal ligation after birth – the sterilization surgery is performed through the naval or during a cesarean section.
  • Hysteroscopic Tubal sterilization (Essure system) – a thin tube is inserted through the vagina into the uterus and fallopian tube. A spring-like device causes scar tissue to develop and plug the tube over a three-month period. This sterilization surgery does not require incision.

What is a vasectomy?

The vasectomy procedure is used to block the tube that carries sperm from the testes. Sperm is still produced in the testes, but is absorbed by the body after it dies. The man’s testosterone and penile function remain in tact. Two vasectomy sterilization surgery techniques may be used:
  • Conventional vasectomy – surgeons make incisions on each side of the scrotum, the vas deferens (tube leading to each testicle) is cut and sealed.
  • Nonsurgical (no-scalpel) vasectomy – surgeons make a tiny puncture in the skin with a specialized instrument. The skin is stretched to reach the vas deferens tube. The tube is then blocked and sealed.
If you seek sterilization surgery, minimally invasive vasectomy or tubal ligation may be options for your treatment. Schedule an appointment at Florida Hospital today.
 
For those who do not wish to have children, sterilization surgery may be a permanent birth control option. For men, sterilization surgery is called a vasectomy while sterilization surgery in females is called tubal ligation (tying the tubes). Typically, an urologist will perform a vasectomy and a gynecologist will perform a tubal ligation. Florida Hospital offers minimally invasive procedures to reduce risk and recovery time for patients. We also offer counseling and comprehensive care to ensure patients make the best health decision. Request an appointment to learn more.

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