Surgeries

Tubal Ligation (BTL)

Tubal ligation, commonly referred to as “having your tubes tied”, is a surgical procedure performed to prevent pregnancy. Performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, a tubal ligation prevents the egg from transporting to the uterus and blocks the fallopian tube so sperm cannot transport to the egg. With only two small incisions made in the abdomen and at the hairline, a small instrument is used to obstruct the tubes.

Please do not drink or eat anything after midnight prior to the surgery. Plan on having someone drive you home following the procedure.

Generally, patients will feel sore and tired following the surgery. Pain medication will be prescribed to help alleviate discomfort. As a result of the gas used by the laparoscope, patients will experience shoulder pain for several days following surgery. Showers are acceptable, but baths should be avoided for one week. A follow-up appointment will also be scheduled for one week following the surgery.

Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of your uterus, and in some cases one or both ovaries and the fallopian tubes are also removed. Ranked as the most common surgical procedures among women, a hysterectomy is usually performed for those who have gynecological cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, uterine prolapse, constant vaginal bleeding or chronic pelvic pain. Hysterectomies remove the ability to become pregnant so if you think you still might want to conceive in the future, you should discuss any alternative treatments available with your doctor. In some cases, a hysterectomy is the only possible treatment solution.

A hysterectomy is performed as an inpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The surgical procedure lasts from one to two hours, not including the prep time. Your stay in the hospital generally ranges from one to four days. Hysterectomies also require a recovery period that lasts several weeks. You should arrange for help at home if needed.