South Sound Women's Center, an OB/GYN Practice in Olympia, WA

Sterilization

SSWC physicians offer three types of sterilization procedures.

Post Partum Tubal Ligation is performed after a vaginal delivery or during a Cesarian Section.

Laparoscopic Tubal Occlusion using cautery or banding and is performed as an outpatient using general anesthesia.

Essure is an office procedure performed using local anesthesia and oral sedation.

Feel free to ask your provider which method would be best for you.  If you are pregnant and considering sterilization, please let your physician know so he/she can arrange for this procedure to be done after your baby is born.

If you have a Medical Coupon, a required sterilization consent form must be signed at least 30 days before your due date.

Please select one of the links above to find out more about the specific procedure.

 



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