Tubal Ligation Reversal Blog

Migrating Essure Coils: Is It Possible? Can Essure Coils Move?   April 21st, 2014

migrating-essure-coil-discovered-at-the-time-of-essure-reversalSince we started performing Essure removal and Essure reversal surgery we have performed over 150 Essure surgeries.

Due to our extensive experience with Essure removal surgery we often have inquiries from potential patients about Essure related complications.

One of the most common questions we receive is can the Essure coils migrate (move) out of position?

This photo was taken during one of our Essure reversal surgeries. The Essure coil has migrated out of the wall of the uterus.

Although Essure coils can move they don’t move in the way most people conceptualize. Continue reading

Sadness and Tragedy: Seeking Hope Through Tubal Reversal   April 10th, 2014

Carolyn and her husband Jeremy have been married for 13 years. They traveled from Connelly Springs, North Carolina to our tubal reversal center in Raleigh for a reversal of her tubal ligation.

house-fireMost of our patients come to us for reversal because they are in a new relationship and would like to have more children. Carolyn and Jeremy came to us for tubal reversal not because of a new relationship, but because they lost their two youngest children in a house fire.

Jeremy took this photo for us the morning after Carolyn’s surgery. This was the only time during her visit with us that ┬áI saw her smile.

Carolyn sought hope by having her tubes untied and said this surgery was giving her a reason to live.

She wanted to share her story for the benefit of other women who may also be going through what she and Jeremy have had to endure. Continue reading

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome and Tubal Ligation: PTLS or Tubal Ligation Side Effect?   March 31st, 2014

patient-with-pelvic-congestion-syndromeEffie is 37 years of age, happily married, and a mother of two young children. She lives in Illinois and works as a linguist. She is fluent in Greek, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Three months ago (the day after Christmas) Effie underwent a laparoscopic tubal ligation using coagulation technique (burning).

Four days after her tubes were burned her life turned upside down. She was frustrated by the answers she was receiving from her doctors and turned to us for assistance.

She wanted to share her story for the benefit of other women who may also be experiencing similar symptoms after having their tubes tied. Continue reading

Tubal Reversal Or IVF: Best Treatment To Become Pregnant?   March 17th, 2014

IVF or reversal which is the better treatmentWomen who regret having their tubes tied will often have to choose between tubal reversal surgery or in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

It can be a difficult choice influenced by many different factors.

For many it is a balance of cost and chance of success.

For others it is a choice between trying to become pregnant quickly and deciding what type of procedure they want to undergo.

Both treatments can help you become pregnant and there are unique considerations regarding each treatment. Continue reading