Tubal Ligation Services in the Chicagoland Area
All Women’s Medical Center offers tubal ligation services for Chicago-area patients seeking a permanent female sterilization option. Perhaps you’re familiar with the expression “getting your tubes tied,” but you’re not quite sure what it means. The tubes in question are a woman’s fallopian tubes, which are part of the female reproductive system. Every month, a fertile woman’s ovaries produce an egg that travels through the fallopian tubes to her uterus. That egg must be joined by a male’s sperm in order to produce a fetus. The term “ligation” means to “tie off.” Tubal ligation services refer to an outpatient surgical procedure in which a woman’s fallopian tubes are either blocked or severed to prevent future unions of eggs and sperm (or future unwanted pregnancies).
Understanding Your Risks for Potential Complications
Our tubal ligation services in Chicago are offered to adult women of all ages. While the procedure itself is safe and effective, there are certain conditions that could increase your chances for problems after surgery. If you have diabetes, lung disease, a pelvic inflammatory disease, or you’re overweight, you could experience complications. Any surgical procedure has potential risks and tubal ligation is no exception. These may include bleeding, infection, damage to other organs, side effects from anesthesia, or the possibility of a pregnancy after the procedure due to an incomplete closing of your fallopian tubes. However, statistics show that approximately only 1 out of 1,000 women may encounter severe side effects and only about 1 out of 200 women may still become pregnant. Please discuss the procedure with our doctor before deciding if this is the right birth control choice for you.
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Tubal ligation services should be thought of as a permanent birth control option. Although the surgical procedure may be reversed, many women have difficulty becoming pregnant once their fallopian tubes have been reattached. It should be noted that this procedure doesn’t stop the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases. All Women’s Medical Center doesn’t recommend this option for women who are undecided about whether or not they may wish to become pregnant in the future. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our tubal ligation services in the Chicago area, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We firmly believe in the importance of presenting women with options and resources so they can make informed decisions regarding their reproductive healthcare.