CRH Infertility Specialists
 
 

Tubal Reversal

Tubal ligation is considered to be a permanent method of female sterilization, and most women who undergo tubal ligation are told that it is irreversible. Tubal ligation reversal is repairing tied or blocked fallopian tubes to restore fertility after a tubal ligation. Tubal ligation reversal is an excellent treatment for most women wanting to become pregnant again after having their tubes tied. Tubal reversal enables women to conceive naturally, and without having to take fertility medications.

 

Several factors dictate success after a tubal ligation reversal procedure. How the initial sterilization was accomplished and the remaining tubal length are fundamental to counseling patients on outcome. The probability of becoming pregnant after reversal of sterilization by Falope rings or clips appears to be higher than that achieved after reversal after cautery or the Pomeroy technique. The mean time to conception was 5.5 months after the procedure. The likelihood of pregnancy after tubal reversal versus other interventions should be discussed with the patient before formulating a treatment plan.

 

Our follow-up statistics show that tubal reversal has a comparable pregnancy rate, birth rate, and sometimes a lower adverse pregnancy rate than IVF in patients without additional infertility factors (i.e., sperm factor, egg factor). The pregnancy rate varies by type of tubal ligation performed, length and health of the remaining fallopian tube segments, age, and other factors. Outpatient microsurgery techniques that minimize tubal reversal cost, discomfort, and recovery time. This is better for patients than the 2 to 5 day hospital stay and 4 to 6 week recovery period after the traditional approach to tubal surgery.

 

This procedure takes one hour and has low cost, quick recovery, and a high pregnancy rate.  These surgical and anesthetic techniques minimize tissue trauma, bleeding, post-operative pain, and result in rapid patient recovery after the tubal ligation reversal.  Most patients return to their hotel or home within hours after their tubal reversal.  This is better for patients than the standard approach to tubal ligation reversal that results in hospitalization for several days, a recovery period of four to six weeks, and unnecessary hospital costs.

 

The success rate for reopening the tubes is over 90 percent, and a majority of patients become pregnant by one year after the procedure.  Please contact us any time for further information or assistance.

 

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