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About Tubal Reversal

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns

The decision to tie your tubes earlier to prevent pregnancy may now have you questioning if it was the right decision after all. The physicians at Fertility Answers can help. The microsurgical technique of tubal reversal surgery is a quick out-patient procedure that will give you the chance to conceive naturally again.

Tubal reversal is a highly successful treatment for many couples who want to have a baby after having tubal ligation surgery, commonly known as having your “tubes tied.” Tubal reversal microsurgery repairs the fallopian tube after a tubal ligation procedure.

At Fertility Answers, we offer both tubal reversal and in vitro fertilization options to help couples achieve their dream of a pregnancy.

Our clinic offers two options for couples desiring another baby after tubal ligation: tubal reversal surgery or in vitro fertilization (IVF). We will examine your history, operative report(s), laboratory evaluation of egg quality. After thorough review, we will help you determine which option is best for you. Few physicians are able to offer such an individualized approach.

Tubal reversal surgery involves microsurgical techniques to open and reconnect the fallopian tube segments that remain after a tubal ligation procedure. Usually there are two remaining fallopian tube segments – the proximal tubal segment that emerges from the uterus and the distal tubal segment that ends with the fimbria next to the ovary. The decision to repair the fallopian tubes depends on how much of the tube segments are left. One way to determine whether tubal reversal surgery is the best option for you is through an interpretation of the operative report from your tubal ligation. With this information, our physicians are able to provide feedback on the type of sterilization that was performed and the amount of tube that may be remaining after the reversal.

Tubal reversal surgery is performed at an out-patient facility. Patients are typically discharged from the facility within several hours after the surgery and can expect to resume normal activities within 5 to 10 days.

Pregnancy rates after tubal ligation reversal can be extremely high depending on the age of the wife and type of tubal ligation.

Being able to weigh both your options for pregnancy, tubal reversal versus in vitro fertilization, is a benefit of entrusting your care to our physicians.