Laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation is a surgical procedure to occlude the fallopian tubes, which prevents pregnancy. It is a permanent form of birth control. There are different methods of occluding the fallopian tubes. The common method used in KK Hospital is by clips. The procedure is simple, safe and usually does not require hospitalisation.
Complications of laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation are rare. The possible risks are:
Some patients may experience mild sore throat or body aches after the anaesthesia. It is not unusual to have slight abdominal discomfort and shoulder ache after the operation, which will usually subside in less than 48 hours. There may be some vaginal discharge or bleeding for up to 2 weeks after the surgery. The following instructions contain general information and advice regarding your condition. Please seek clarification when in doubt.