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CHARLES W. MONTEITH, M.D
TUBAL REVERSAL DOCTOR

Dr. Monteith is the Medical Director of A Personal Choice. Dr. Monteith is more than just a tubal reversal doctor; he is a fertility surgeon who helps both men and women restore their ability to become naturally pregnant after tubal ligation and vasectomy.

Dr. Monteith has been in practice since 2001 and he has dedicated his career to helping both women and couples through corrective microsurgical tubal surgery.

Dr. Monteith’s career as a tubal reversal doctor began in 2008. After completing a microsurgery training course at the Cleveland Clinic and a six month training mentorship in tubal ligation reversal surgery under Dr. Gary Berger, Dr. Monteith began to exclusively specialize in fertility surgery.

Since 2008, Dr. Monteith has gained extensive expertise in reversing all types of tubal ligations and in repairing blocked fallopian tubes caused by gynecological diseases. Dr. Monteith currently offers tubal reversal, Essure reversal, Essure removal, and vasectomy reversal surgery. He also offers minimally invasive Gentle Touch vasectomy.

Dr. Monteith has the distinct privilege of being the first surgeon in the world to publish studies in leading medical journals on successful reversal of Essure sterilization. He is responsible for more successful Essure reversal surgeries and Essure reversal babies than any other doctor in the world.

After years of providing  tubal ligation reversal to his female patients, Dr. Monteith sought extra training in both minimally invasive vasectomy reversal surgery and no-scalpel vasectomy.

Dr. Monteith is more than a tubal reversal doctor. He is an Ob/Gyn with a career in understanding how sterilization impacts men, women, couples, and their families.


Professional Background

Dr. Monteith graduated from college in the top three of his class and with honors from Xavier University of Louisiana. He attended medical school at the prestigious University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, which was consistently ranked among the top four medical schools in the United States by national surveys. While at the University of California at San Francisco, Dr. Monteith received a prestigious Howard Hughes research fellowship to research molecular genetics.

He completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his residency, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Monteith was best known for being a patient teacher and instructor to other residents and students. He was the recipient of many awards for resident and medical student teaching. After completing residency in 2001, Dr. Monteith accepted a Clinical Assistant Professorship with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Experience With Complicated Surgeries and High Risk Pregnancies

During his tenure as an Assistant Professor, Dr. Monteith served in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. and practiced obstetrics and advanced surgical gynecology. He continued teaching residents and medical students in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology, participated in a private obstetrics practice, and delivered babies and helped care for many high-risk pregnancies. He developed extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery and the surgical treatment of advanced gynecologic problems. Dr. Monteith brings with him the experience of providing over ten years of obstetrical care and this allows him to better counsel tubal surgery patients about pregnancy concerns before his patients have tubal reversal surgery.

Dr. Monteith is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and by virtue of his board certification Dr. Monteith possesses special knowledge, skills and professional capability in the medical and surgical care of women related to pregnancy and disorders of the female reproductive system.

Dr. Monteith left his successful practice in obstetrics and gynecology after seven years. He felt his true calling as a physician was in using his skills to help those who other doctors would not or could not help. He felt his true calling as a surgeon was in using his skills to perform procedures, which make significant differences in his patient’s lives. This is his view of what it truly means to be both a physician and a surgeon.

Welcome To A Personal Choice

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History of A Personal Choice

Dr. Monteith joined Dr. Berger’s staff at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center as a tubal ligation reversal specialist in 2008. After five years and over 1200 tubal surgeries, Dr. Monteith was promoted to the Medical Director of the reversal center in 2013.

In 2014, Dr. Monteith relocated the specialty center to its current location in Raleigh, North Carolina. This move provided his tubal surgery patients a newer surgical facility, better hotel accommodations, outstanding access to restaurants and shopping, and closer access to Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Dr. Monteith used this move as an opportunity for a new beginning and he renamed the practice A Personal Choice because he believes all patients should have the ability to make personal choices about their fertility desires without the undue influences of others.

Research Publications

Dr. Monteith began performing Essure reversal and Essure device removal in 2008. He has developed a unique sub-specialization in outpatient removal of Essure devices. As a result of his pioneering work, Dr. Monteith is able to reverse Essure sterilization and provide women the chance to become naturally pregnant again. This allows women the chance to remove the devices and avoid the more costly treatment of in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Some women have adverse symptoms after the Essure devices are inserted. As a result of Dr. Monteith’s efforts, he can safely remove the Essure devices in an outpatient setting and spare women from having to undergo a more complicated hysterectomy in a hospital setting.

Dr. Monteith’s Research Publications On Essure Reversal And Pregnancy

1. Normal pregnancy after outpatient tubouterine implantation in patient with Adiana sterilization
Monteith, Charles W. MD; Berger, Gary S. MD, MPH, Fertil Steril: July 2011 – Volume 98 – Issue Part 1 – pages e45-e46

2. Successful Pregnancies After Removal of Intratubal Microinserts
Monteith, Charles W. MD; Berger, Gary S. MD, MPH, Obstetrics & Gynecology: February 2012 – Volume 119 – Issue Part 2 – p 470–472

3. Pregnancy Success After Hysteroscopic Sterilization Reversal
Monteith, Charles W. MD; Berger, Gary S. MD; Zerden, Matthew L. MD, MPH, Obstetrics & Gynecology: December 2014 – Volume 124 – Issue 6 – p 1183–1189

Dr. Monteith’s Media Appearances About Essure Device Side Effects

1. The Consumer’s Guide to Essure Birth Control
Consumer Reports. Jeneen Interlandi, August 17, 2017

2. Raleigh doctor offers procedure to remove Essure permanent birth control
Channel 17 CBS News, Raleigh, North Carolina. May 13, 2016

3. Oklahoma women calling for permanent birth control device to be investigated
ABC Tulsa. Tulsa, Oklahoma. August 4th 2016

4. I-Team: Side effect claims made about popular birth control drug Essure
Chanel 11 ABC News, Raleigh, North Carolina. July 17, 2015

5. Surgeons tout Essure fix without hysterectomy
Internal Medicine News, M. Alexander Otto, August 21 2015

6Complaints mount over contraceptive device; lawsuits tricky
WCNC News, Charlotte, North Carolina. Stuart Watson, December 10th, 2014

7. Women report complications from Essure birth control
Chicago Tribune. Julie Deardorff. December 22 2013

Dr. Monteith’s Research Publications On Long Acting Birth Control

1. Not seeking yet trying long-acting reversible contraception: a 24-month randomized trial on continuation, unintended pregnancy and satisfaction.
Hubacher D, Spector H, Monteith C, Chen PL., Contraception: 2018 Jun;97(6):524-532

2. Long-acting reversible contraceptive acceptability and unintended pregnancy among women presenting for short-acting methods: a randomized patient preference trial.
Hubacher D, Spector H, Monteith C, Chen PL, Hart C., Am J Obstet Gynecol: 2017 Feb;216(2):101-109

3. Rationale and enrollment results for a partially randomized patient preference trial to compare continuation rates of short-acting and long-acting reversible contraception.
Hubacher D, Spector H, Monteith C, Chen PL, Hart C., Contraception: 2015 Mar;91(3):185-92

Dr. Monteith’s International Vasectomy Volunteer Work

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Vasectomy Mission Kisumu, Kenya

Dr. Monteith is a firm believer vasectomy is far safer for men than tubal ligation is for women.

As a result of the greater safety of vasectomy, Dr. Monteith incorporates vasectomy into his tubal reversal practice and provides no-scalpel, minimally invasive vasectomy to men in Raleigh, North Carolina and the surrounding area.

Dr. Monteith is a supporter of No-Scalpel Vasectomy International and has participated in many international vasectomy missions.

  1. NSVI Vasectomy Mission 2018 Cap-Haitien, Haiti
  2. NSVI Vasectomy Mission 2017 Cap-Haitien, Haiti
  3. NSVI Vasectomy Mission 2015 Cap-Haitien, Haiti
  4. NSVI Vasectomy Mission 2016 Cap-Haitien, Haiti
  5. NSVI Vasectomy Mission 2012 Cebu, Phillipines
  6. NSVI Vasectomy Mission 2012 Kisumu, Kenya

Have Questions? We’re Happy To Help!

We provide a unique surgical experience with personalized attention and one-on-one care. We make every effort to make your surgery less of a process and more of a life’s experience. Please use the buttons below for answers to our frequently asked questions.

Our Facilities

Warm and inviting our state of the art surgical facility offers safe, affordable & personalized tubal reversal surgery. Dreams of starting a family become a reality here.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“We had our surgery on 3/18/15 and on 02/02/16 our 7 pound 11 oz baby girl was born! I’m 34 years old and had tubal ligation done via clamps 8 years prior so this surgery really does work! 8 years later I had the reversal and 9 years later we were blessed with our little girl! So many doctors tried to talk us out of it-wanted us to do IVF to get our money-however praise God we went with this because it does WORK! Dr M is amazing and his staff! The area is beautiful where his office is, and if you do this procedure it will be the best money you ever spend!”

– Charlee-Belle M., Surgery

“From the very first phone call, the staff at A Personal Choice has been amazing! They have answered our numerous questions, concerns and have been amazing. They never give you false hope, but give you the complete story. I am so happy that we chose Dr. Monteith and his staff to make our dreams a reality. Can’t wait to start trying to have a baby. I would and have recommended Dr. Monteith to ANYONE wanting a tubal ligation or vasectomy reversal. Thank you all so much for giving us this chance!”

– Angela W., Essure Reversal

“Excellent service overall! Each stage of the process was carefully explained in great detail: how the procedure works, what to expect during the procedure, what to expect after, possible side effects. Dr. Monteith himself is very knowledgeable and experienced and quite personable too. He has a great sense of humor and uses it generously to put patients at ease. I highly recommend him and his staff to anyone considering either a vasectomy or a vasectomy reversal.”

Chris B., Vasectomy Reversal

“The perfect little angel that I’m holding in my arms right now is the best testament to what Dr. Monteith and his staff do for people. We could not be happier with our decision to use Dr. Monteith. His staff are just amazing. Our entire experience was just a dream! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!”

Jamie B., Reversal of Cut & Tied Tubes

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78 Comments

Brittany Reply

Do you have a BMI limit


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    Brittany
    We require your BMI to be less than 37 to have surgery at our center.

    BMI is calculated based on height and weight. Your BMI is officially calculated on the day of your surgical consultation.

    We do not charge patients based on BMI.

    You can check your BMI with our BMI calculator here: BMI Calculator

    You should send us your tubal ligation records for a free review.

    Patients pay in full and out-of-pocket at the time of scheduling. All you have to pay for in addition to the surgical fee is the cost of travel, hotel, and food. Patients stay in Raleigh a total of 2 nights and 3 days. The consultation is the first day, surgery the second day, and postoperative visit is the third day.

    We charge $6,900 total for surgery plus $150 to schedule.

    We do have a prepayment tubal reversal plan that allows you to save towards your reversal over a 3 year period.

    Although $6,900 seems expensive…the alternative treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) average $12,000 to $14,000 and is about 40% successful!

    The main advantage to tubal reversal is that every month you have a chance and you can become pregnant more than once. On average, about 2 out of every 3 women become pregnant with tubal reversal surgery.

    The following link will answer most of your questions about reversal. This is the MOST HELPFUL INFORMATION to read when considering reversal at our office. Each question has a link to more information about the question: Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal

    Call us at (919) 977-5050 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you about reversal surgery at our center.


Jennifer Reply

Is there an age limit on having A tubal reversal done?


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    Jennifer
    We dont have an age limit… we only require that you be having regular periods.

    It is harder…but not impossible… to become pregnant with increasing age. Your best chances to become pregnant will be the next two years.

    If you are having periods then each month you have a chance to become pregnant. Each year you have 12 chances. The older you become and the longer you wait…then each year you lose 12 yearly chances and each monthly chance becomes less every year you wait.

    We do have many patients who become pregnant with tubal reversal after age 40. Most of the women who become pregnant after reversal are between the age of 40 and 43.

    We charge $6,900 total plus $150 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Patients pay in full and out-of-pocket at the time of scheduling. All you have to pay for in addition to the surgical fee is the cost of travel, hotel, and food.

    The alternative treatment is in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Most IVF doctors will recommend you use donor eggs after the age of 42. A single cycle of IVF averages $14,000 and average success is 38% for each try. After age 40 IVF success decreases quickly.

    For more information: Tubal reversal and age

    If you would like to get started then the best first step is to send us your tubal ligation records for a free review. Your tubal ligation records can be obtained from the Medical Records Department in the hospital where your tubal ligation was performed. Occasionally your doctors office may have the records. Sometimes patients may not be able to obtain their tubal ligation records. We can still proceed with surgery without records because we can reverse most tubal ligation procedures.

    To see more the success stories of older moms visit: Successful tubal reversal after age 40

    Here is a testimonial you may be interested in: “We Had Given Up” Tubal Reversal Mom Age 47

    The following link will answer most of your questions about reversal. This is the MOST HELPFUL INFORMATION to read when considering reversal at our office. Each question has a link to more information about the question: Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal

    Call us at (919) 977-5050 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you about tubal reversal at our facility.


Raquel Reply

Hi, I had the essure procedure done about 6 years ago,but I been having some side effect. I’m very upset to find out the only way to reverse is by having my uterus remove. I’m 35and have 3 beautiful children. I’m not looking to become pregnant but I want to reverse it,because of how my body has been reacting. How much does it cost to have the procedure done and how long does it take to reverse it?


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    Raquel
    We specialize in Essure reversal and Essure removal surgery. We can reverse Essure and give you the chance of pregnancy….or we can remove Essure and leave your tubes closed. The chance of pregnancy after Essure reversal is about 40%.

    More information: Essure reversal testimonials

    If you would like to see if you are a candidate for Essure reversal, your first step would be to send us your records from your Essure insertion procedure and the results of your 3 month follow up x-ray.

    The cost for the Essure reversal procedure and the Essure removal procedure is the same… $7,900. We are located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    No other clinic or doctor has the experience we do. The chance of pregnancy after Essure reversal is about 40%. If you are having symptoms that started soon after Essure most patients report improvement after removal of the devices. We do have a surgery prepayment plan.

    More information: Successful Essure reversal with Dr Monteith

    We charge a total of $7,900 for Essure reversal/removal plus $150 to schedule surgery. If you use our prepayment plan then you can contribute any amount as you are able but you must have the surgery paid for by three years. We do work with two financing companies and we do have a prepayment plan.

    The following link will answer most of your questions about reversal. This is the MOST HELPFUL INFORMATION to read when considering reversal at our office. Each question has a link to more information about the question: Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal

    Call us at (919) 977-5050 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you about tubal reversal at our facility.


Evelin Reply

I have 2 Daughters age of 7 year old 5 year old and 1 son hes 4 years old I decided to get my tubesburned and cut 3 years ago I Regret it now 😢🤧 But I’m planning to get a reversal 🙏


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    Evelin
    We should be able to help you. We can reverse most tubal ligation procedures.

    The first step to see if you are a candidate is to send us your tubal ligation reports to us for a free review and we can let you know if you are a candidate for reversal surgery.

    Your reports can be obtained from the medical records department where your tubal ligation surgery was performed.

    We charge $6,900 total plus $150 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Patients pay in full and out-of-pocket at the time of scheduling. All you have to pay for in addition to the surgical fee is the cost of travel, hotel, and food.

    On average the chance of pregnancy after tubal ligation reversal is about 60% if you are under age 42.

    We do have a prepayment tubal reversal plan that allows you to save towards your reversal over a 3 year period.

    Although $6,900 seems expensive…the alternative treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) average $12,000 to $14,000 and is about 40% successful!

    The main advantage to tubal reversal is that every month you have a chance and you can become pregnant more than once.

    The following link will answer most of your questions about reversal. This is the MOST HELPFUL INFORMATION to read when considering reversal at our office. Each question has a link to more information about the question:

    Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal

    Call us at (919) 977-5050 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you about tubal reversal at our facility.