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Untying Tied Tubes: Falope Ring Sterilization

Falope Ring Sterilization

Falope ring tubal sterilization.The Yoon Falope rings were developed in the 1960′s as a safer alternative to laparoscopic monopolar cautery tubal sterilization. This procedure is performed by inserting a laparoscope just under the belly button. The fallopian tube is then identified and a device holds the tube while the silastic ring is slid over a 2-3 cm ‘knuckle’ of tube that is kinked off by the ring. This is done once for each side.

The common misperception is that the Falope ring is what prevents pregnancy and that reversal of the procedure simply requires removal of the ring. The Falope ring causes the squeezed ‘knuckle’ of tube to undergo avascular necrosis (to die and become absorbed by the body). After this happens the ends of the tubal segments outside the ring close up, thereby preventing sperm from reaching the egg.

Falope Ring Sterilization Reversal

Reversing Falope ring sterilization is not as easy as just removing the ring. The closed ends of the tubes must be opened and the tubal segments must be rejoined.

Falope rings cause destruction of a minimal length of fallopian tube and reversal of this type of tubal ligation gives excellent results. Approximately 75% of patients at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center become pregnant after a reversal of a Falope ring sterilization procedure.

Many people believe tubal sterilization is permanent and irreversible. Although tubal sterilization with Falope rings is intended to be permanent, this procedure can be reversed. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center is the only medical facility that specializes exclusively in reversal of tubal ligation.

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54 thoughts on “Untying Tied Tubes: Falope Ring Sterilization

  1. Dr. Monteith Post author

    You should be evaluated by your doctor for other possible causes of pain. If you want to become pregnant again then a reversal will allow you the ability to get pregnant and also allow a direct evaluation of your tubes and pelvic organs.

  2. sarah

    I had the falope rings in February 2013. Everything seemed normal until this past week. My female organs hurt so bad. I can’t lie back. I can’t stretch. It’s constant throbbing pain. Having sex with my husband hurts unbelievably badly. I don’t know what is wrong or what to do. Help!!

  3. Dr. Monteith Post author

    You should take a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. It is possible you could have endometriosis or side-effects from your tubal ligation. If you are interested in having a tubal reversal you should consider coming to our center. Please give us a call at (919)968-4656 for additional information.

  4. caila bates

    ok so my tubes have been tied for 5 yrs and i get the most horrible pains in my oveires i NEVER used to at all and EVERY mo like clock work i would start around the 26th-28th of the month b4 i got my tubes tied which i so very much regret they would last 6-8 days long after my tuble now they only last 2-3 days so i was ALWAYS done b4 the new month started and last month the first month in 5 yrs i started on the 2nd or 3rd and it was a very light flow usually they are so heavey i cant keep up still only 2-3 days long here it is almost the 7th of this month and i still havent started WHAT COULD IT BE apperantly ive had the falope ring so idk plz help

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