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How to Get Tubes Untied: Reverse Tubal Ligation

What is Reverse Tubal Ligation?

Reverse tubal ligation – or more properly, tubal ligation reversal – is a procedure to get tubes untied for women who desire a pregnancy after tubal ligation. There are actually several procedures that can be used to untie tubes after the tubes have been tied.

Techniques of Reverse Tubal Ligation

There are 3 main techniques that can be used for reversing tubal ligation.

  1. Tubal anastomosis
  2. Tubal implantation
  3. Salpingostomy (Fimbriectomy Reversal)

Tubal Anastomosis

Tubal Anastomosis
Microsurgical tubal anastomosis is the most common technique to untie tubes.
Tubal anastomosis is the best procedure to get tubes untied.

The most common method for untying tubes is the reverse tubal ligation procedure of tubal anastomosis. Anastomosis refers to joining two body parts, and tubotubal anastomosis is joining two tubal segments together. Most techniques that tie tubes result in two separate tubal segments, so the simplest way to get tubes untied in these cases is with the anastomosis procedure.

For more details about untying tubes via tubal anastomosis, see the topic on Tubal Reversal by Tubal Anastomosis on the Tubal Reversal Blog and the description of Microsurgical Tubal Anastomosis on the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center website.

What is the Cost of Untying Tubes?

Reverse tubal ligation is usually described as extremely expensive, ranging from $10,000 to $30,000. The tubal anastomosis procedure to untie tubes costs $5900 at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. Because it is done as outpatient surgery and performed four times a day, the cost savings is passed on to the women who want kids after tubal ligation.

Watch Dr. Berger Untie Tubes

The tubal reversal operation by Dr. Berger has been featured on television – this video clip on YouTube is 3 minutes long. To watch the entire operation, you can order a free video or DVD of tubes untied.

Other Methods to Untie Tubes

Tubal implantation and salpingostomy are less frequent techniques to untie the tubes after a tubal ligation. For descriptions of these techniques, see the topic on Tubal Reversal by Tubal Implantation and Tubal Reversal by Salpingostomy on the Tubal Reversal Blog or Read the section on Reversal Illustrations on the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center website.

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329 thoughts on “How to Get Tubes Untied: Reverse Tubal Ligation

  1. amanda

    When I got mine done my doctor used something called banding. I really want to have a baby and want to know if you can help. Is what I had done fixable? please let me know.

  2. Trevor

    Me and my fiancĂ© really want to have a baby but she got her tubes cut because she didn’t want to have another man run off on her is this a soulution to our problem or are we just gonna have to deal with it? Please all the help and advice is welcome because she is beating herself up about this.

  3. summer Robinson

    Hello my name is summer me and my boyfriend is trying to have a baby I was wondering how much it cost…. an would my Medicaid would cover it I used it to get them tide

  4. Dr. Monteith

    Insurance will usually not pay for tubal reversal. If you are one of those extremely fortunate people who does have insurance that will pay for tubal reversal then you would have to pay for your surgery out of pocket and your health insurance would then reimburse you after the surgery. You should check with your insurance because most will not pay for sterilization reversal. Often times women are given incorrect information initially by their health insurance representatives.

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