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What to Expect

You are consenting to a procedure to reconnect your fallopian tubes to help your chances of conceiving a pregnancy.

The tubal ligation you had performed was designed to be a permanent procedure and not intended to be reversed. However, most surgeries allow enough tube remaining to be reconnected and allow a natural conception to occur. Patients going through tubal reversal will go to the outpatient surgery center and have a small incision made through which your surgeon will repair your fallopian tubes. The surgery usually takes 2 hours to complete. It is performed through either an operating microscope or with magnification glasses to allow the surgeon the best opportunity to repair your tubes. The repair is completed with very small delicate suture that is strong enough to hold them together but not so large that it causes scar tissue around your tubes. Your incision will be closed with sutures that absorb on their own so there is no need to have them removed after surgery. Most patients go home several hours after surgery. There is a full-service women’s hospital adjacent to the outpatient surgery center that is available should there be any complications requiring further observation.

Please see more detailed information on how to prepare for your Tubal Reversal Surgery by clicking the Pre- and Post-Op links below.


This information is NOT intended as a substitute for medical advice of physicians. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.