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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%.

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

  1. Aiesha Myers says:

    I was pressured into having my tubes tied,and now, my fiancee and I really want to have a baby together. My tubal was done with the rings and has been giving me major health issues for 8 years now. Is there anyone closer to me here in Mississippi that might be able to help me at a reasonable cost?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      There are no tubal reversal experts in the state of Mississippi.

  2. sametra says:

    I have rings on my tubes and now that im getting married i would like to have a baby.. Is it possible for me to get pregnant after a reversal is done

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Reversing tubal rings provides you the best chance of pregnancy success. Your chances of pregnancy could be as high as 80%. Please give us a call during east coast business hours at (919)968-4656 for more information.

  3. Maria says:

    I’m 38 and I had a pomeroy tubal ligation 15 years a go and a unsuscesfull recersal 10 years a go.
    My ahm is .44
    Can you help me at this point? I have no records at all.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      We can help you. Your age is more predictive of who can get pregnant. At age 38 you should have good chances. It is ideal if you have records. If you don’t have records you can come to our office and have a screening laparoscopy. If your tubes are not repairable and you chose the laparoscopy you would get a major refund of your surgical fee. Please call our office at (919)968-4656.

  4. christina says:

    I was wondering how much it cost it cost to get a tubal ring reversal??

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      We charge $5900 for tubal ring reversal. Reversal of rings gives you an excellent chance at becoming pregnant.

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