A tubal ligation is a permanent sterilization procedure that can be performed in the High Desert on women who have decided not to have children or not to have any additional children. At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, this procedure is performed by severing the fallopian tubes and subsequently tying the tubes together.

This prevents pregnancies from occurring in the future and is an option for Hesperia women who are considering permanent birth control options. The surgery is performed at an outpatient surgical center, making it both safe and affordable for women in the region.

What are the Benefits of a Tubal Ligation?

  • Women can rest easy after this procedure is performed knowing that they cannot become pregnant. This surgery is highly successful when it comes to preventing pregnancy from occurring. It relieves women from the burden of choosing between various hormonal birth control options and takes away the stress of paying for those birth control methods.
  • Women do not have to worry that their sexual libido or performance will be impacted by the tubal ligation. While this surgical procedure is designed to prevent women from carrying children, it does not impact the hormones that regulate sexual drive and function. Once the stress of birth control and unexpected pregnancy has been eliminated, many women find that they enjoy their sex lives more than they did prior to the surgery.
  • Tubal ligation will not change a woman’s menstrual cycle. Many women like the fact that they will still have a regular and uninterrupted cycle after the tubal ligation.

What are the Risks of a Tubal Ligation?

  • As with any surgery, there are inherent risks associated with the tubal ligation. Complications can include infection after the surgery and general discomfort. Most patients are able to manage the pain with over-the-counter pain medications and plenty of rest after the operation.
  • There is a risk of ectopic pregnancy after a tubal ligation. If a woman’s menstrual cycle is late, it is important that she takes a pregnancy test. A pregnancy test will still come up positive in the event of an ectopic pregnancy. If a woman receives a positive pregnancy test at any time after her surgery, she should contact her OBGYN immediately. Ectopic pregnancies cannot be carried to term, and they put the health of the mother at risk.

Women who are interested in exploring their permanent birth control options should talk with an obstetrics and gynecology expert who is experienced in performing this procedure. Your OBGYN can help you determine if this is the right choice for you and your family. Dr. Ahmadinia believes that women should be informed about all of their options prior to deciding to have the tubal ligation performed.

In addition, women should understand the specifics of this procedure, the benefits and risks and also have an understanding of what to expect during the recovery process. Women can discuss the tubal ligation procedure at their next appointment with Dr. Ahmadinia, or they can contact the office today in order to schedule a consultation.