Surgical Sterilization Complications
Surgical Sterilization Risk Factors
Alternate Names for Surgical Sterilization:
Sterilization, surgical - laparoscopic
Sterilization, tubal - laparoscopic
Surgical sterilization - laparoscopic
TL - laparoscopic
Tubal ligation - laparoscopic
Tubal sterilization - laparoscopic
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have tubal ligation, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Anesthesia-related problems
- Damage to other organs
- Pregnancy-If pregnancy occurs, there is an increased risk that the egg will implant outside of the womb.
Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Previous abdominal surgery
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.