Laparoscopic Sterilization for women

Laparoscopic sterilization for women is a procedure done to stop the process of fertilization making them unable to conceive children in the future.

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Previously, birth control techniques were generally recommended, when additional pregnancy was hazardous to the mother’s health. But now a days, family planning has been encouraged among women, in order to reduce family size or when a woman no longer wishes to have children.

Understanding Laparoscopic sterilization

Laparoscopic Sterilization/tubal ligation is a common technique making the women sterile(family planning operation), so that she cannot bear a child anymore.

The tube through which the eggs pass are cut so that they dont meet up. As a result there is no fertilisation occurring and hence no conception.

How is Laparoscopic sterilization Performed

Procedure of Laparoscopic Sterilization/tubal ligation :
In this a laparoscope is inserted through a small incision made in or near the navel with another small incision made for the instrument used to cut and close the fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes are closed/cut off by bands or clips. Alternatively, they also can be cut and closed with special thread or sealed with an electric current. The laparoscope is then withdrawn with the incisions closed off with stitches or special tape.

Advantage of the Laparoscopic technique
It offers a very safe and convenient form of contraception that requires no additional measures to prevent pregnancy. It also does not affect the menstrual cycle. Laparoscopic procedure is more advantageous over the traditional procedure. The smaller incisions require short recovery period and the risk of complications are minimal.

Lap sterilization of fallopian tubes (bilateral)


Dr. Deepa Ganesh

Advance Laparoscopic Gynecologist, Robotic Surgeon & Cosmetic Gynecologist Surgeon

Dr. Jayalakshmi

Obstetrician and gynaecologist, Infertility specialist and Laparoscopic surgeon