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Essure Tubal Reversals and Pregnancies

Essure reversal is successful.The reversal surgeons of A Personal Choice specialize in corrective tubal surgery. We have dedicated our practice to tubal repair for blocked fallopian tubes and reversal of tubal ligations. Since 2000, we have performed over 8,000 tubal reversal procedures. We have recently begun to receive requests from women for Essure tubal reversals.

This article will provide some additional insights into reversal of Essure sterilization.

Essure Reversal

Reversal of Essure tubal ligation is possible. We have described both the Essure procedure and the reversal of Essure in two previous articles:

These articles explain how Essure works and how we perform Essure reversals.

Essure Reversal Requires Tubal Implantation

The Essure coils cause tubal blockage in the interstitial/isthmic portion of the tube.

Essure-tubal-blockage-can-be-reversedThe interstitial and isthmic sections are the narrowest portions of the fallopian tube as it travels through the muscular wall of the uterus. The Essure coils cause the formation of scar tissue that results in tubal closure.

Although the  tubal closure is in a critical portion of the fallopian tube, the Essure procedure  leaves a large part of the tube unaffected. The remaining portion of the fallopian tube outside of the uterus  remains healthy and long after Essure tubal sterilization.

How Is Essure Reversal Done?

Essure-cause-tubal-blockage-in-a-small-portion-of-tubeThe Essure coils can be removed during the reversal procedure; however, simply removing the coils will not open the fallopian tube. The scar tissue caused by the Essure coils is permanent and must be bypassed. The procedure to bypass the tubal scar tissue is called tubouterine implantation.

We perform Essure reversals as outpatient surgery that take less than 90 minutes to perform. During the procedure, the Essure coils are removed to prevent possible complications with future pregnancies. A new opening is made into each side of the uterus and the healthy portion of the fallopian tube is then inserted into the new opening.

Pregnancy After Essure Tubal Reversal

Pregnancy is possible after reversing Essure sterilization. We have examined our pregnancy database of over 6,000 reversal patients and studied the pregnancy success rates of our patients.  The pregnancy rate was 57% for women  who had tubouterine implantation procedures .

Essure Reversal Or IVF: Which Is Better?

Pregnancy after the Essure procedure can be achieved by Essure reversal or IVF. Many couples ask which is the better choice.  Each couple will need to decide for themselves which approach is better for them. We have devoted several previous articles to  inform readers about  the benefits and risks of IVF:

In 2006, the national IVF success rate for non-donor, fresh egg IVF was 35% for each IVF cycle attempted. Patients who underwent tubouterine implantation at A Personal Choice had a pregnancy success rate of  57%. Tubouterine implantation pregnancy success rate at our center provides higher pregnancy success rates than a single cycle of IVF.

Essure Reversal Costs

Essure reversal at A Personal Choice costs between $7,500 to $7,900. Patients having Essure reversal at our center have a 90 minute outpatient surgical procedure. They  stay overnight in a local hotel and can return home the morning after surgery after their postoperative visit. They can usually return to work in 7-10 days after their procedure. If the tubouterine procedure is successful then patients have the opportunity to become pregnant more than once. The main risk of any tubal surgery is an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. The risks associated with ectopic pregnancy can be minimized by following our early pregnancy monitoring protocol.

For comparison, IVF costs an average of $10,000 to $15,000 for each treatment cycle. IVF involves many visits to the physician, multiple injections with hormonal medications, and possible ethical and medical concerns should a multiple gestation pregnancy occur.

Advice About Essure Reversal

speciality-reversal-center-for-essure-reversalIf you are considering Essure reversal, call A Personal Choice at (919) 977-5050 and speak with a tubal reversal nurse for a free consulation and advice about Essure reversal. We are available to answer any questions couples may have about Essure tubal sterilization reversal.

23 thoughts on “Essure Tubal Reversals and Pregnancies”

  1. Anonymous says:

    What is the cost of Essure reversal at this time?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      We specialize in Essure reversal and Essure removal. No other clinic or doctor has the experience we do. The chance of pregnancy after Essure reversal is about 40%. We do not allow payments for surgery after surgery but we do have a prepayment plan.

      More information: Successful Essure reversal with Dr Monteith

      We charge a total of $7,500 for Essure reversal/removal plus $125 to schedule surgery. We do work with two financing companies and we do have a prepayment plan.

      Here is more information on the Tubal Reversal Prepayment Account: Tubal Reversal Prepayment Account

      Here is more information on tubal reversal financing: Tubal Reversal Financing

      Call us at (919) 968-4656 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you.

      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

  2. Amy says:

    I live in Tennessee and had the Essure procedure last year. Since then, I have had consistent pain where the inserts are located, as well as weight gain, lower back pain, and excessive bleeding. I want to have this removed, but need to know if insurance covers the cost of this surgery. I currently have CIGNA insurance, but could not find anything regarding this type of procedure. Many thanks!

    1. Dr. Berger says:

      Amy – You would have to check with your insurance carrier to see if they will provide coverage for Essure removal. Most likely, they have not encountered this in the past.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I had essure done @ the age 24 due to being engaged, but I realized he was not the one. Now, i have met my dream guy and want to have a child of our own due to being married but was told with the essure I would never be able to have anymore. So, is it really possible?

    1. Dr. Berger says:

      Yes, Essure Reversal is possible at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have had a tubal reversal and I am 43. I have not had success in tracking my ovulation and have had some cysts. Do you have any advise for me to be more successful at this? I have only the left tube open. Thanks…K

    1. I dont understand “have not had success in tracking my ovulation”. Either you are not ovulating and you should see your doctor for clomid….or you are having trouble confirming the test and your doctor can do blood test to help see if you ovulate.

  5. Jena says:

    I am in the process of getting everything together to have the surgery at Chapel Hill. The doctor that performed my Essure procedure has moved out of state so I am getting my reports from the hospital where he performed the surgery. Do you do surgeries only on weekdays or do you do them on weekends as well?

    1. Jena
      We frequently perform Essure reversal. Our surgeries are during the weekdays only.

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