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Dr. Monteith is the Medical Director of A Personal Choice. He is a fertility surgeon who has been in practice since 2001. He has dedicated his career to helping both women and couples through corrective microsurgical tubal surgery.


Charles W. Monteith M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Monteith’s career in corrective tubal surgery 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 type of tubal ligations and in repairing blocked fallopian tubes caused by gynecological diseases.

Dr. Monteith has the distinct privilege of being the first surgeon in the world to report successful pregnancy within the peer reviewed medical literature after reversal of transcervical hysteroscopic tubal sterilization.

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.

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 diseases. 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.

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.

More Information

You can contact Dr. Monteith directly by email at DrMonteith@tubal-reversal.net or speak with a member of his staff by calling (919) 968-4656.

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  1. Sandy Millman says:

    Dear doctor,
    I have had a tubal ligation following a c section in 1992. I have a desire to have a child with my new husband of five years. I am 45 years old. I am in good health. I am 5″6 and about 215 pounds. Would I be considered a good candidate?

    Sandy Millman

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Your BMI is 34.7 and you are under our BMI limit of 37. You would be able to have surgery at our center. Your age is the most limiting factor. It is harder to become pregnant with increasing age but if you are having regular periods pregnancy is always possible after tubal reversal. We have seen about 35% of patients become pregnant after reversal after age 40 but most of these patients are between the age of 40 and 42.

  2. Brooke says:

    Dear Dr. Monteith,

    I will be 32 this April. My Husband and I are looking to come to you within 3 months.I have had Essure since August 2011. The doctor that did it doesn’t even have my operative records sadly. Pain and ETC.. has been life after Essure and I need them out! Aside from that my husband and i want to have a child and if successful this would be my first pregnancy and birth experience. I am disabled(sci) yet completely mobile (except at most 4 days out of the year) and active just deal with Neuropathy daily and numbness. Would you consider me as a patient??? A recent CT confirmed coils in place and no other problems. I’m 5′ almost 1′ and small framed 94 pounds.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      I think we would be able to accept you as a candidate. One of my nurses would have to take a more detailed history at the time of scheduling but we should be able to help you.

  3. Amber Harris says:

    Dear Dr.

    I have had a tubal ligation following a c section in 2007. I have a desire to have more children with my new husband of three years. I am 32 years old. I am in good health. I am 5″1 and about 115 pounds. Would I be considered a good candidate?


    Amber Harris

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      You should be a great candidate for tubal reversal. You should send your operative report to us for review. Please call us at (919)968-4656 if you have questions.

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