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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%.

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

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can you still get pregnant after you had them done over 10 years doesnt it strech or anything

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      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.

  2. Crystle Caron says:

    How much a month would it cost me to save up for the operation in the 3 years? I would like to have them removed due to complications with them with excessive bleeding, pain and ovaries overloaded with eggs.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Crystle
      You can save any amount per month that you would like …but you would need to save at least $175 to $200 per month to have the full amount by the end of three years.

      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.

  3. Tawnya says:

    I had my tubes clamped 2 months after I had my daughter In 2002 & wish i would have never had it done. I have discomfort during & or rite around the time of my period & I want a tubal clamp removal done & would like to kno how much it will cost to have it done & if I will be able to get pregnant after they r removed

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Tawnya
      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. Leslie says:

    Thank you for all the information. It helps me to continue to have hope I will be able to birth at least once more. I definitely will be sending my records for advice on my future reversal.

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