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Tubal Ligation Reversal Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are considering a tubal ligation surgery, you should be sure to understand the procedure, risks, and alternatives.  Our website contains useful information that can help educate you about the process.  You should confirm your questions with the surgeon during the new patient visit and pre-operative visit.  Each situation is different and you should work with an experienced surgeon to give you the best chances of success.  Some of the most common questions are listed below.  Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions about your tubal reversal options.

What is a tubal reversal

A tubal ligation reversal is a surgical procedure that is performed to reconnect the ends of a Fallopian tube after a tubal ligation procedure. An incision is made into the abdomen to gain access to the Fallopian tubes. The closed ends of the tube are cut and the tubes are then sutured together. After the procedure, the tubes should remain open. This will allow a woman the opportunity to get pregnant after a tubal ligation surgery.

Can my tubal ligation be reversed?

Most tubal ligation surgeries are reversible.  The most common types of tubal ligation procedures involve using suture to tie the tubes, clips, elastic rings, or burning the tubes.  There is a newer trend to remove the end of the Fallopian tube in hopes of reducing the risk of ovarian cancer.  When the end of the tube is removed by a procedure known as a fimbrectomy, a tubal ligation reversal is not possible.  Essure tubal occlusion procedures are usually associated with low chances of success when attempting to remove or reverse the Essure tubal occlusion procedure.  You should attempt to obtain a copy of the operation report and pathology report (if applicable) so the surgeon can advise you on the options for tubal ligation reversal.

How soon after my surgery can I attempt pregnancy?

Patients are scheduled for a Post Operation appointment two weeks following their surgery, during this appointment their physician will advise them on when they may begin attempting pregnancy. Often patients are advised that they may attempt pregnancy with their next menses following the post op..

What is the recovery time after the surgery?

Recovery times vary for each individual. With that being said, we often see patients recover within 2-5 days following their surgery. Patients are advised to call our office if they have any questions or concerns.

Does the price for the surgery cover everything? 

When you call in to inquire about pricing for the Tubal Reversal procedure, you will provided the price for the surgery. This will include your consultation, office visits, anesthesia, and surgery. Additional costs will be prescriptions and other medication if it is ordered. Insurance may cover the cost of your medications, this will be dependent on your benefits.

Is there an age cut-off or BMI restriction to meet? 

Though our office does not have a strict cut off for either body mass index (BMI) or age, we do present our Tubal reversal cases to our physician for approval. The patient will be educated on all treatments that will help her achieve a pregnancy and will be provided with statistics on which treatment will work best given age and BMI, the doctor will provide his medical opinion, but the decision on which treatment to proceed with will be selected by the patient.

Tubal Ligation Reversal

Surgery can be performed to reverse a tubal ligation. Understanding your options is very important. We offer a flat rate procedure with an experienced surgeon to give you the best possible chances of success.


Risks

Every surgical procedure has risks.  Learn about risks of tubal ligation reversal surgery.

Cost

Our flat rate pricing makes it easy to understand the cost of the surgery without extra fees.

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