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3 Types of Tubal Ligation: Which One is Right for You?

Tubal ligation, commonly known as ‘getting your tubes tied,’ is a surgical procedure done by a fertility specialist in NC that prevents pregnancy by blocking the fallopian tubes. Many women are opting for this method as a permanent form of birth control, but it’s essential to understand the different types and what they entail. Here are three types of tubal ligation procedures offered at NCCRM and how to decide which one might be the most suitable for you.

Bipolar Coagulation

Bipolar coagulation is the most common method of tubal ligation. It involves using an electrical current to burn and seal off a small portion of each fallopian tube. This method has a high success rate and is a relatively short procedure done at North Carolina fertility clinics. Still, it is irreversible and may not be suitable for women who might want to have children in the future.

Falope Ring

The Falope ring procedure involves placing a small, elastic ring around a section of the fallopian tubes. The ring cinches and blocks off the tubes, preventing the release of eggs into the uterus. This method done by North Carolina fertility clinics is less invasive than bipolar coagulation and has fewer risks of complications. However, like bipolar coagulation, it is also irreversible.


Essure is a newer method of tubal ligation that involves inserting a small coil into each fallopian tube. Over time, tissue grows around the coils, blocking off the tubes. This method is non-surgical and does not require anesthesia from a fertility specialist NC, making it a popular choice for many women. However, it takes several months for the tissue to grow and block the tubes completely, so birth control alternatives must be used during this time.

Tubal Ligation Procedures with NCCRM

Choosing the right tubal ligation method is a personal decision that should be made in consultation with your healthcare provider. At NCCRM, we offer comprehensive consultations to help you understand the benefits and risks of each method and support you in making the best decision for you. To learn more about your contraception options, contact your fertility specialist NC today.

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