Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital

Tubal Ligation

Commonly Known as “Getting Tubes Tied”

Is a Tubal Ligation right for you?

  • Don’t wish to have children or are done having children.

  • Pregnancy is a health risk for you.

  • Desire a one-time, permanent, hormone-free birth control.

  • Seek to lower risk of ovarian cancer.

If you’re sure you don’t want to be pregnant or become pregnant ever again, Tubal Ligation is a safe and convenient form of contraception. Commonly known as “getting your tubes tied”, Tubal Ligation is a permanent, one-time, hormone-free form of birth control. This minimally invasive surgical procedure is safe, with some risks that come with any surgery, and has a 99% effective rate. When the Tubal Ligation procedure is complete, patients can typically return home after a few hours.


286 16th Street
Burlington, CO 80807


How does Tubal Ligation work?

Tubal ligation stops an egg from traveling from the ovaries through the fallopian tubes and blocks sperm from traveling up the fallopian tubes to the egg. The procedure doesn’t affect your hormones and menstrual cycle.

What is the Tubal Ligation Procedure like?

The actual surgery takes about 30 minutes. During the procedure, you will be given anesthesia so you won’t feel anything. With a couple of small incisions, Dr. Dabelea closes off your fallopian tubes using heat, clips, or rings to seal your tubes shut, or remove your tubes altogether.

When is a good time to get Tubal Ligation?

Most tubal ligation procedures cannot be reversed so it is best to get a Tubal Ligation when you are positive you won’t want any children or any more children. The procedure can be done at any time as an outpatient procedure, during a C-section or following a vaginal birth.

How long is recovery time after a Tubal Ligation?

Patients typically return home a few hours after surgery. Recovery depends on your general health and how your body reacts, however, you can usually recover within a couple of days. It is recommended to avoid lifting anything heavier than 12 pounds for a week after the surgery. Tubal Ligation prevents pregnancy right away, but wait until you feel healed and ready to resume sex.

How can I schedule a Tubal Ligation?

Call 719-346-4826 to request an appointment to learn more!