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Fallopian Tube Clips Tubal Clip Tubal Ligation Explained

Tubal ligations can also be performed with specially designed fallopian tube clips. These clips are placed across the fallopian tube to cause permanent closure of the tube.

Tubal clips are most often placed during a laparoscopic procedure (small camera placed into the belly button). Tubal clip ligation is often performed well after a pregnancy has ended but some doctors will place the clips at the time of a cesarean delivery or in the immediate postpartum period.

Reversal of tubal clips can provide a patient with an excellent chance at becoming pregnant after tubal reversal.

Tubal ligation with clips

Tubal Clip
Tubal ligation by clips has a 65% pregnancy rate after tubal reversal.

There are two common types of tubal clips: Hulka clips and Filshie clips.

The Hulka clip is made of plastic with a gold spring lock. The Filshie clip is made of titanium with a soft, inner silastic lining. Although designed differently they both cause tubal blockage and prevention of pregnancy.

Both types of clips are placed across the narrowest portion of each fallopian tube. When the clips are compressed, they lock tightly across the tube. The clips exert pressure on the tube and deprives that portion of the tube of blood supply. The small portion underneath the clip will be absorbed and the tubal edges next to the clips will eventually heal closed and separate.

The tubal clips will not serve any purpose after the tubal edges have healed closed.

Removing tubal clips

Many people mistakenly believe a tubal clip ligation can be reversed simply by removing the clips. Unfortunately reversal of tubal clips is not that simple.

The tubal clips must be removed, the closed edges of the tube reopened, and the tubal edges rejoined though microsurgical tubal reversal. Because the clips are very narrow they damage the least amount of fallopian tube compared with other types of tubal ligation procedures.

The chance of pregnancy after reversal of tubal clips at our center is approximately 78%.

192 thoughts on “Fallopian Tube Clips Tubal Clip Tubal Ligation Explained”

  1. Erika says:

    My name is Erika and I have had the clamps for fifteen years now. I’m 36 and I’m interested in having another baby. My husband is disabled and we live from Month to month and my question is is there a payment plan where I can put down a deposit and have the surgery as well as make monthly payments until it’s paid off. I really want to get pregnant before I’m to old to get pregnant.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Erika
      We have two flexible payment options for you if you dont want to pay in full for surgery: (1) start a prepayment plan with us or (2) finance your reversal surgery.

      Prepayment plan. We do have a prepayment plan that allows you to save towards your surgery. You need to start it with at least $500 and you can contribute any amount over the next 3 years. When you have saved the full amount then you can have your surgery. You can have the surgery anytime within 3 years of starting your plan.

      If you dont have your surgery by the end of the third you you are refunded all of your money less $500. Surgery discounts, when available, are offered to prepayment account members only.

      For more information: Tubal Reversal Prepayment Plan

      Financing reversal surgery. We work with two companies who will help you finance surgery. You would apply for financing directly with United Medical Credit. The link to their company and the application for financing is on our website.

      For more information: Financing Reversal Surgery

      We charge $6400 total for tubal ligation reversal and $7500 for Essure reversal plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Insurance will not pay for tubal reversal surgery.

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

      Although $6,400 seems expensive…the alternative treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) average $12,000 to $14,000 and is about 40% successful!

      Please be aware that starting April 1st 2019 the fee for reversal surgery will increase to $6,900 and the scheduling fee will increase to $150. If you want to avoid the higher fees then you should schedule your surgery before April 1st or start a Reversal Prepayment Account.

      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

      If you have any questions call our office at (919)977-5050.

  2. Rosanna says:

    I have got my tubes tied back in 2011. Very interested in doing this procedure reversal. What kind of payment do you accept?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

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

      You should send us your tubal ligation reports 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 $6400 total plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

      Please be aware that starting April 1st 2019 the fee for reversal surgery will increase to $6,900 and the scheduling fee will increase to $150. If you want to avoid the higher fees then you should schedule your surgery before April 1st or start a Reversal Prepayment Account.

      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 $6,400 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.

  3. Anisa says:

    I’m afraid I might be pregnant I’ve had a tubal clamps for over five years is that possible?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Anisa
      You are probably not pregnant…but you should take a pregnancy test to be certain. If you are pregnant you need to see a doctor right away because the pregnancy could be in your tubes. If you really want to be pregnant then you should consider tubal reversal surgery.

      Tubal clips (or clamps) are great for reversing. The chance of pregnancy success could be as high as 80%.

      We charge $6400 total plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Insurance will not pay for tubal reversal surgery.

      To see many of our tubal clips reversal success stories view this link: Tubal Clips Reversal Success Stories

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

      We charge $6,400 for tubal reversal surgery. Although $6,400 seems expensive…the alternative treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) average $12,000 to $14,000 and is about 40% successful!

      Please be aware starting April 1st 2019 the cost for tubal reversal surgery will increase to $6,900. The scheduling fee will increase from $125 to $150.

      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.

  4. NORAMAE says:

    I think i had the clamp on my tubes but the matter is my last pregnacy my uterus was about to erupt and the doctor said it was a miracle that i survived so my question is would it still be possible if i could have this procedure done even if its a risk?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Tubal clips (or clamps) are great for reversing. The chance of pregnancy success could be as high as 80%.

      We charge $6400 total plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Insurance will not pay for tubal reversal surgery.

      To see many of our tubal clips reversal success stories view this link: Tubal Clips Reversal Success Stories

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

      We charge $6,400 for tubal reversal surgery. Although $6,400 seems expensive…the alternative treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) average $12,000 to $14,000 and is about 40% successful!

      Please be aware starting April 1st 2019 the cost for tubal reversal surgery will increase to $6,900. The scheduling fee will increase from $125 to $150.

      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.

  5. Shannon says:

    I have one ovary and 1 tube and in 2012 after my son was born my ob placed a clamp. Would I be a candidate for removal?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Shannon
      We should be able to help you. Tubal clips (or clamps) are great for reversing…even if we reverse one tube with a tubal clip your chance of pregnancy could be as high as 80%.

      We have many patients who have reversal of one tube who become pregnant after tubal reversal. For more information: Testimonials after reversal of one tube

      Even with one tube reversed you have a good chance of becoming pregnant…and your chance is really good if you have one tube and one ovary that is on the same side as the one remaining tube.

      You should send us your tubal ligation reports 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.

      It will be very important to make sure you follow up with your doctor regarding any early pregnancy. One of the main risks of reversal is tubal (ectopic) pregnancy. If caught early they can treat an ectopic pregnancy with methotrexate medication. If caught late they may have to remove your tube. If you only have one tube and it gets removed then you can only have IVF (in-vitro fertilization).

      If you send us your tubal ligation records we can review them free of charge. We charge $6400 total plus $125 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.

      Please be aware that starting April 1st 2019 the fee for reversal surgery will increase to $6,900 and the scheduling fee will increase to $150. If you want to avoid the higher fees then you should schedule your surgery before April 1st or start a Reversal Prepayment Account.

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

      Although $6,400 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.

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