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The tubal ligation is the method by which both fallopian tubes are sectioned and tied. Located on both sides of the uterus, the fallopian tubes function to retrieve the egg expelled by the ovary once a month at the time of ovulation and directs it toward the uterus. After its fertilization with the sperm that arrived into the uterus succeeding sexual intercourse and their following movement, they, the fetus will start developing inside the uterus. By interrupting communication between the fallopian tubes and the uterus, the expelled ovary egg will not be able to reach into the uterus and the fertilization will not occur.
The tubal ligation is an effective and permanent form of contraception. It’s a relatively simple surgery that prevents the sperm to reach the egg, fertilize it and experiencing pregnancy. Usually, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and recovery takes several days.
This method is suitable for women who don’t want more children, or for those who don’t want children at all. The patient has to accept that once the intervention is made, she will most likely not be able to have children.
The procedure can be done in several ways.
First, doctors use one of two methods for examining reproductive organs:
Laparoscopy - This is the most common method. The doctor makes a small incision in the abdominal wall through which inserts a laparoscope (a long, thin tube containing a camera), which allows seeing the fallopian tubes. Additional incisions may be made for the introduction of other instruments, such as surgical scissors.
Minilaparotomy - This method involves a smaller incision than laparoscopy, above the pubic hairline. The fallopian tubes are removed from the abdomen through the incision in order to be handled and then put back in their place. This procedure may be appropriate for women who have recently given birth or had undergone abdominal or pelvic surgery.
Then, there are several methods to block the passage within the fallopian tubes:
Partial salpingectomy: This is the most common method; it involves cutting and tying or sewing a portion of the fallopian tube.
Implementation of a clip: This is a small guesthouse, made from plastic or titanium is used for clamping the lumen tube and closing it.
Rings of silicon: This is a small portion of the fallopian tube is drawn through a stretched silicone ring, which will compress the tube in a normal position.
Electrocoagulation: This method uses a harmless electric current that burns a small portion of each fallopian tube and seals them.
A growing number of American and Canadian patients are choosing to go abroad for undergoing the tubal ligation procedure. More and more of them are receiving this treatment in foreign countries. Mexico is one of the destinations that people from the US and Canadians visit the most in their search for flawless, safe and affordable tubal ligation.
Frustrated by high prices, lack of insurance and lengthy wait time for this surgery, people choose to cross borders to Mexico, where they find flawless health care systems, qualitative medical care, advanced medical facilities, renowned doctors, high tech equipment and great outcomes. The affordability of the tubal litigation is another major factor that makes them travel to Mexico. So they end up paying significantly less compared to what they would spend in their home country. And the reduced cost includes the round trip plane tickets, the hotel accommodation and the procedure itself.
All in all, Mexico has plenty of options for patients from Canada and the US who opt for tubal ligation surgery. The decision is, indeed, not easy and should be based on solid research and determination.
Undergoing the tubal ligation procedure should be carefully considered and discussed with specialized professionals. While there are not many contraindications, the surgery isn’t recommended if the patient and her partner are not absolutely sure or if they are facing a stressful situation, such as immediately after a birth, miscarriage or an abortion.
PlacidWay is a medical tourism company that helps patients from the US and Canada choose from a wide range of tubal ligation packages offered by renowned medical centers in Mexico. By requesting a free quote, patients will receive all the information they need within 48 hours, followed by continuous help and support, in order to take the most suitable decision and make the best out of their medical trip.