Tubal ligation is a permanent method of contraception, also known as ‘having your tubes tied’. It involves blocking both fallopian tubes, preventing the passage of eggs (ova) to the uterus, thereby preventing pregnancy.
At MSI Australia Midland in Western Australia, we perform laparoscopic sterilisation, also known as ‘keyhole’ or ‘minimally invasive’ surgery, which requires only small incisions, minimising risk and recovery time.
About the procedure
The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes and is performed under a general anaesthetic. First, two small incisions are made on your abdomen, about 1-2cm long, through which specialised surgical instruments are inserted to see the fallopian tubes. The most common method of tubal ligation is to block each tube by placing a clip on it, though sometimes other methods are used to close the tubes.
Our Midland clinic is a modern and spacious fully-accredited day surgery clinic. Our passionate and experienced staff work extremely hard to ensure that each patient receives the most comprehensive care that focuses on their individual needs. Your welfare is of utmost importance to us, which is why we offer free decision-based counselling and nurse aftercare services to help you before, during and after your procedure.
You will need a referral from your GP to access tubal ligation services at our clinic. Your GP can find further details on our page for Heath Care Professionals, which includes a template to facilitate the referral.
Tubal ligation cost
Tubal ligation costs vary on several factors, including where you live (there may be special funding arrangements), whether you have private health insurance and your policy.
Contact us on 1300 003 707 to accurately assess what it may cost you based on your circumstances.