When I read the list of facts I was appalled, to say the least, because they were not facts act all but instead heavily biased opinions laced with medical considerations. I could not believe what I was reading.
It amazed me that a respected medical professional could be so significantly biased against sterilization reversal. I found these biased opinions irritating.
I thought I would set the record straight on tubal reversal surgery.
Chances Of Pregnancy After Tubal Reversal
Often visitors to our website will inquire about their chances of pregnancy after tubal reversal. Many do not believe us when we say tubal reversal really does work and that pregnancy is possible.
We quote our Pregnancy Statistics and many have a hard time believing us…they think we are making it up! I often refer them to our Patient Satisfaction Messages, Patient Testimonials, and Tubal Reversal Facebook pictures.
A few seem to think it is too good to be true and think we must be making things up. Personally I can tell you it would require an extraordinary amount of effort on our part to fake the reality of tubal reversal success.
IVF Or Tubal Reversal?
Some patients will inform us their doctors advised them against tubal reversal and pushed them towards IVF (in-vitro fertilization). Many of these women went specifically for tubal reversal consultation after seeing it on the doctor’s website.
I always realized this occurred to some degree for many reasons; however, after I saw the recently published ‘facts’ about tubal reversal…my jaw just dropped to the floor. It is truly amazing what biased information some doctors provide their patients on certain topics.
Tubal Reversal ‘Facts’
I wanted to reproduce by paraphrasing the list of the so called ‘facts’ I saw on the IVF expert’s web publication and deal with them each in a separate, upcoming blog topic. Many of these are not facts but are really very biased opinions against tubal reversal:
1. Be wary of tubal reversal success rates
2. Tubal reversal is a major surgery requiring hospitalization
3. Tubal reversal is not paid for by insurance and no guarantee it will work
4. HSG X-ray is necessary 2 months after surgery
5. Other infertility factors need to be considered before tubal reversal
6. If tubes are repaired then the couple will not have reliable birth control
7. Thorough evaluation for other infertility factors must be done.
8. Age of reversal patient is important and after 35 age impacts pregnancy rates
9. When tubal reversal does not work then IVF will be necessary
In-Vitro Fertilization Or Reversing Tubes?
The record about tubal reversal will be set straight by the doctors who have performed more successful tubal reversal surgeries than any other surgeons in the world.
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The next article discusses ‘tubal reversal fact # 1′ : Tubal Reversal Success: Fact Or Opinion?
Submitted by Dr. Charles Monteith