Laparoscopic Via laparotomy
The CRG's main activity concerns the treatment of patients' fertility problems. However, we will now provide some more information about a procedure somewhat at odds with this: sterilisation.Sterilisation of woman is mainly performed at the Gynaecology department, unless performed together with the removal of eggs for donation.
It is in principle a non-reversible operation, aimed at people who are sure they do not want any more children. A reversal operation
is possible, but cannot guarantee the restoration of fertility.
Sterilisation is usually performed via laparoscopy:
- through the endoscope canal a small instrument is inserted into the abdominal cavity, and
- plastic clips are placed on the fallopian tubes to close them,
- or they are cauterised with an electrode.
The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic, but usually you can still go home the same day – after a few hours of rest in your room.
You will need to take it easy for a few days following the operation.
Sterilisation can also be done with laparotomy - an abdominal operation. This will be the case when the procedure is performed following a caesarean section.
- Through the incision in the abdomen a small pair of scissors are inserted into the abdominal cavity.
- A small piece of each fallopian tube is cut off,
- and the two open ends are tied off.
The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic
, and you will have to stay one or more nights in the hospital until you are fully recovered. You have to take at least a week's rest.