Tubal Ligation Methods


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Tubal ligation can be done by one of three different methods:

  • Pinching off the tube in a loop with a band
  • Cutting and electrocauterizing (burning) the tube ends
  • Cutting and tying off the tube ends

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Rebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current as ofMarch 16, 2017

Current as of: March 16, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Rebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology