Tubal Reversal

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Untying the Tubes

If you had your tubes tied because you decided not to have children, and are now reconsidering your decision, the solution is a tubal reversal. While tubal ligation (having your tubes tied) is usually perceived as a ‘permanent’ birth control solution, the procedure and its contraceptive impact can be reversed to set the stage for successful IVF after tubal ligation, if required. It’s okay to change your mind, and untying the tubes is a remarkably effective reconstructive surgery that will enable you to conceive again.

The probability of the fallopian tubes staying open after the surgery is anywhere between 70%-80%. Chances of pregnancy after tubal ligation are encouraging as there’s only a minor decrease in the pregnancy rate (50%-75%). It is important to note that the success rate of the tubal reversal is affected by if the tubes were cut using a cautery and if there were any pelvic diseases—both of which may hinder the surgery’s success. However, the Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility has experienced specialists to help you with a successful reversal of tubal ligation.

The Surgery

Untying the tubes is done through laparotomy, which depending on the complexity of your case, is about a one to three hour, outpatient, surgical procedure and may be completed under either general or local anesthesia. Prior to taking this course of action, we evaluate the operative and pathology notes from your tubal ligation and may conduct a tubal dye test to get a better understanding of your case. If the surgeon is still not completely convinced that the reversal has a good chance of success, he might use a diagnostic laparoscopy to confirm the feasibility of doing the surgery. After the tubal reversal is done, you can expect to resume your normal activities within 4-6 weeks.

Tubal Ligation Reversal Cost

As we do for all our procedures, we want you to make the best decision regarding tubal reversal. This involves knowing what the reasonable costs of the surgery are. Depending on the complexity of your case, whether it is performed as an outpatient or inpatient procedure, what type of anesthesia is used and how your recovery goes, you should expect the total tubal ligation reversal cost to be anywhere between about $10,000 and $15,000. Please contact us for further details, to find out whether you are a candidate for tubal reversal and what costs might be associated with your particular case.

One Way or the Other

There’s a good chance that microscopic tubal reversal will help you get pregnant. However, if the chances of pregnancy after tubal ligation through reversal are not promising, you can use IVF after tubal ligation to significantly improve your chances of conceiving. In any case, the Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility has experienced surgeons who specialize in tubal reversal. You can count on us for quality diagnosis, prognosis, advice and surgery.

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We will be glad to discuss your situation and fertility options at length and help you discover the most suitable solution for getting pregnant. Set up an appointment today by calling 520-326-0001.

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