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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 His Choice No Scalpel 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


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

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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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