Tubal Reversal Surgery Risks
Tubal ligation reversal surgery is an abdominal surgery that uses a microscope to reconnect the Fallopian tubes. Like with any surgery, there are risks associated with the surgical procedure. Your doctor will review these risks with you as part of the new patient consultation and again as part of the pre-operative visit. Our center performs the surgery on an outpatient basis.
The risks of the procedure are typically divided into the immediate surgical risks and longer term post operative risks. The procedure is relatively safe and the risks will be explained to you in detail. You will need to evaluate the risks and decide if a tubal reversal surgery is right for you. In vitro fertilization is an option that is associated with fewer risks compared to a tubal reversal.
An ectopic pregnancy or “tubal pregnancy” is a pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus. Because the Fallopian tube has gone through a tubal ligation surgery where the tubes were cut, burned, tied, clamped, or banded and then put through a reversal surgery, there is some damage that occurs to the inside lining of the tube. This damage can affect the transport of the embryo from the Fallopian tube to the uterus and increase the risk a pregnancy occurs in the tube instead of the uterus. Patients are advised to track their menstrual cycles carefully. Knowing when a pregnancy likely occurred will help doctors evaluate the pregnancy to determine the potential for an ectopic pregnancy. If an ectopic pregnancy is identified early enough, medications can be used to treat the ectopic pregnancy and avoid emergency surgery.
Patients are advised to notify their doctor of their tubal reversal surgery whenever they are pregnant.
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California IVF Fertility Center is a full service fertility center with our own operating room and team of experts that can help you decide if a tubal ligation reversal surgery is right for you. We offer an affordable package price for our surgery and our surgeon has over 25 years of experience. We also offer IVF and our doctor will review all of your available options so you can be confident in your choice of treatments. Please let us know if you have any questions.