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Reversing Tubal Rings: Ring Tubal Ligation Explained

Tubal ligations can also be performed with tubal rings, or bands, designed to cause permanent closure of the fallopian tubes. These bands are placed across each fallopian tube and cause permanent tubal blockage and prevention of pregnancy.

Tubal rings are usually placed on the tubes during a laparoscopic procedure (small camera placed into the belly button) well after a pregnancy has been completed.

Tubal rings, like tubal clips, damage minimal amounts of the fallopian tube. Reversal of tubal rings can provide a patient with an excellent chance at becoming pregnant after reversal surgery.

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Tubal Ring
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The tubal ring is a small silastic band placed around a small loop of the fallopian tube. There are several designs of tubal rings: Falope ring, Yoon ring, and Lay loop. Although slightly different they all perform in a similar fashion.

With the tubal ring method of tubal ligation, the ring is placed across a small segment of each fallopian tube. The ring then constricts tightly across the small segment of fallopian tube. As the ring constricts, the small segment of fallopian tube is deprived of its blood supply and this small segment eventually dissolves and is replaced with scar tissue.

After the segment is replaced with scar tissue, the remaining healthy tubal edges separate and heal closed. The ring then serves no purpose after the tubal edges have separated and healed closed.

Removing tubal rings

Many people mistakenly believe tubal rings can be reversed simply by removing the rings and ‘unkinking’ the tube. Unfortunately reversal of tubal rings is not that simple.

The tubal rings must be removed, the closed edges of the tube reopened, and the tubal edges rejoined though microsurgical tubal reversal. Because the rings damage a small amount of fallopian tube, tubal ring reversal can provide excellent chances of becoming pregnant after tubal reversal surgery.

The chance of pregnancy after reversal of tubal rings at our center is approximately 76%.

18 thoughts on “Reversing Tubal Rings: Ring Tubal Ligation Explained”

  1. jamie says:

    Had had tubal rings put on in 2009. I want to have a baby with my husband and what to know my chances since I have had them for so long

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      If we reverse your type of tubal ligation (tubal rings) your chances of pregnancy are 70% to 90%. We will email you more information on Thursday. Please give us a call at (919)968-4656 if you would like to talk more with our staff about tubal reversal surgery.

  2. karen says:

    Ive been divorced sinc 95 n remarried for almost 2 yrs with new spouse i lost my 3 daughter in 2013 id like to have a chance with new spouse to try n have a new child so _im trying to find the best reasonable prices possible can anyone help

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Give us a call at (919)968-4656. If you leave your email address then we can email you more information.

  3. jody says:

    I live in Saint john new Brunswick, I have three fallopian rings, I would like to have another baby but would love to know the price to get it reversed if anyone knows .

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      You should be an excellent candidate for tubal reversal. Tubal rings are excellent for reversing. We do offer a discount to Canadian residents to help them with the exchange rate. One of our nurses will email you more information. We charge a total of $6400 US for tubal reversal but do offer a substantial discount to Canadian residents.

  4. Michelle says:

    I’m 42 and I have the tubal rings that I want removed so my husband and I can have a baby. ..how much is the cost and where are u located

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      The cost is $6400 total and we are located in Raleigh North Carolina. Tubal reversal with us is much more affordable than IVF which can cost $14,000 per cycle.

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