Charles W. Monteith, M.D.
Tubal ligation reversal as performed at our specialty center is affordable and successful outpatient surgery. The surgery experience patients have at our center is unequaled by any other provider of tubal surgery.
Reversal surgery can be very successful at restoring your natural fertility, allowing you the chance to become pregnant every month, and providing you the ability to become pregnant more than once.
Tubal reversal: Experience counts!
We have performed tubal surgery on over 10,000 patients and our surgical techniques have a proven track record of success. We are responsible for more successful tubal reversal surgeries and more tubal reversal babies than any other reversal doctor or center in the world.
Types of tubal ligations: Can tubes be reversed?
All tubal ligation procedures will cause blockage of the fallopian tube. Our experience has demonstrated the majority of tubal ligations can be reversed.
Even if you have had tubal coagulation (bipolar or monopolar burning), ligation and resection (Parkland, Irving, Pomeroy, or Uchida procedures), tubal rings (Falope or Yoon rings), tubal clips (Filshie or Hulka clips), or hysteroscopic tubal occlusion (Essure or Adiana procedures), we are able to reverse these tubal ligations in over 98% of our patients.
We do encourage potential patients to send us copies of their tubal ligation operative reports for a free review. This will allow us to determine with greater certainty if someone is a candidate for tubal reversal surgery.
How is tubal ligation reversed?
Since most of our patients travel to see us we perform most of our evaluation and scheduling through phone, email, and fax. Patients will then travel to us and spend 2 to 3 days at our facility.
The pre-operative consult is the day before reversal surgery and the surgery is the next following day.
We reverse tubal ligations through a small 2 to 4 inch incision made just above the pubic hair line. The surgery is out-patient and lasts approximately 60 minutes.
After the post-operative evaluation, patients then return home and can attempt to become pregnant as soon as they feel comfortable. Most of our patients can return to work within 7 to 10 days and most will become pregnant within the first 12 months of having reversal surgery.
For a more technical description of how tubal ligations are reversed at our facility:
Microsurgical Tubal Anastomosis and Tubal Implantation.
Does reversing tubes really work?
Tubal reversal surgery at our center can be very successful and can provide patients with a good alternative treatment to in-vitro fertilization. In our experience approximately 2 out of 3 of our patients will become pregnant after reversing their tubes.
We have comprehensive pregnancy statistics after tubal reversal collected from over 10,000 of our reversal patients.1 The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has consistently issued committee opinions on the role and effectiveness of tubal surgery.2
Our patients continually update us with reports documenting their pregnancy success. These messages are updated frequently and can be veiwed within the Pregnancy Testimonials and Patient Reviews sections of our website.
Can your tubal be reversed?
If you would like to read personal comments left by our patients, based upon the type to tubal ligation reversed then explore the links shown below. These comments are updated continuously as they are sent to us by our patients.
Tubal coagulation (tubal burning)
Ligation and resection (cut and tied)
Tubal reversals with Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center
If you are interested in having tubal reversal at our facility we encourage to call (919) 968-4656 for a free Tubal Reversal Nurse consultation. We have also provided a simplified overview on how to get started scheduling your tubal reversal: Getting started with tubal reversal: An overview.
1. 2011 Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Report. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center website 2011.
2. Committee opinion: role of tubal surgery in the era of assisted reproductive technology. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Fertility Sterility 2012;97:539-45.