Tubal Reversal FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about Tubal Reversal
Chloe Slattery, RN, MSN
CHSC Nursing Supervisor
Question: How can I find out if my tubal ligation can be reversed?
Answer: Obtain a copy of your operative and pathology reports relating to your tubal ligation. Fax them to Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center's main fax number 919-869-1976 and attach the Fax Cover Sheet so we can reach you when your records arrive. Dr. Berger will review your information, and we will contact you to discuss your outlook for a successful outcome after tubal reversal based on your medical records.
Question: What if I can't get a copy of my operative report?
Answer: If you cannot get a copy of your tubal ligation operative report, Dr. Berger can begin your surgery with diagnostic laparoscopy to examine your fallopian tubes and determine if tubal reversal is likely to be successful. If so, he will repair your tubes right then. If your tubal ligation has severely damaged your tubes and Dr. Berger does not repair them, you will be given a partial refund. The "laparoscopy package" is excellent insurance in situations when the type of tubal ligation is unknown. The screening laparoscopy option is limited to patients with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30.
Question: I live out of state. How can I arrange to do everything in one visit?
Answer: Most of our patients come to Chapel Hill from other states. To minimize the time you have to spend here, your preoperative consultation will be scheduled for the day preceding your tubal reversal. On the day of your tubal reversal, you will spend the morning at Chapel Hill Surgical Center and the rest of the day back at your hotel room. The following morning, Dr. Berger or one of our nurses will visit you at your hotel for a postoperative check prior to your returning home.
Question: How long will I need to remain in Chapel Hill to have my tubal reversal?
Answer: You will be here for two nights - the day before your tubal reversal for your consultation and the day of your surgery.
Question: How do I schedule an appointment?
Answer: Let us know what date you would like to have your tubal reversal. E-mail Julia Smith RN, or telephone us at (919) 968-4656 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time weekdays. On weekends and evenings from 5-8 p.m. Eastern Time you can telephone a tubal reversal nurse at (919) 656-9861 or Julia at (919) 656-8204.
Question: How can I find out about what to expect when I come for my tubal reversal procedure?
Answer: We have prepared a great deal of information on what to expect and what to bring when you come for surgery. It is helpful to read the tubal reversal surgery checklist and information on what to expect before, on the day of your surgery, and following your ligation reversal. Our mission is to provide patients with complete and detailed information so that their tubal reversal journey is a positive experience from start to finish.
Question: Will I need an appointment with my doctor once I arrive home?
Answer: If your local physician has referred you, he or she will probably want to see you after your tubal reversal. If you are self-referred, you do not need to arrange for routine follow-up with your local physician unless you wish to. Should you have any concerns or problems after returning home, Dr. Berger can be reached at all times via a toll free pager. If you do not have an ob-gyn physician, you should find one without delay since you may become pregnant at any time after your tubal reversal!
Question: Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome
Is there such a thing?
Answer: Many doctor's say "No", but we see many women who have experienced problems since undergoing a tubal ligation and they say otherwise..... Read More about Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome
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