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Screening Laparoscopy

Tubal Reversal Screening Laparoscopy

If you cannot get a copy of your tubal ligation operative report, you can begin your surgery with a diagnostic, or screening, laparoscopy to examine your fallopian tubes and determine if tubal reversal is likely to be successful. If so, the tubes will be repaired immediately. If your tubal ligation has severely damaged your tubes and repair is not possible, you will be given a partial refund. Fortunately, our physicians are able to repair the tubes in over 80% of cases.

Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that permits viewing the fallopian tubes through a narrow telescope placed through a small incision below the belly button into the abdominal cavity.

If tubal repair is possible, tubal reversal is performed immediately while you are under anesthesia. That way you do not have to undergo anesthesia and surgery on two separate occasions.

If tubal reversal is not possible, the operation is concluded with just the diagnostic laparoscopy. You will receive a partial refund of the total surgery fee should tubal repair not be performed.

Screening laparoscopy is available to patients who are interested in more assurance regarding the outcome of the reversal surgery. It is recommended in cases where the amount of tube remaining is questionable, such as after tubal coagulation at multiple sites along the tube (i.e., burning the fallopian tube).