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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.

Tubal ring tubal ligation

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%.

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

  1. Sandra eberechi says:

    I did tubaligation after my fourth c/section in 2012,and i want to have another baby because I was told it can be reversed but am not sure if is possible

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Sandra
      We should be able to reverse your tubes. You should send us your tubal ligation records for a free review (if available).

      You should consider our screening laparoscopy because of your history of scar tissue from c-sections.

      We charge $6,400 for tubal reversal surgery. You should send us your records from your tubal ligation for a free review. Sometimes patients cannot get their records.

      Tubal reversal is possible when you have a history of multiple c-sections. We have many patients who have successful reversal and pregnancy with a history of c-sections. The biggest concern with multiple (3 or more) c-sections is the possibility of severe scar tissue. If severe scar tissue exists then reversal may not be possible.

      We estimate that about 1 out of 12 women with 3 or more c-sections will have severe scar tissue that can make tubal reversal more challenging and in some cases not possible. For these patients we offer a screening laparoscopy. You can consider this similar to an surgery insurance policy. The laparoscopy costs an additional $1,500.

      If you choose to have a screening laparoscopy we can look with a camera during the surgery and see if you have severe scar tissue. If you have severe scar tissue we can often make a different incision…so this can increase the success of your procedure. If your tubes are not repairable or the scar tissue is too severe then we would offer you a refund of your surgical fee.

      For more information: Screening laparoscopy and surgery refund

      For more information: Screening laparoscopy and scar tissue

      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. Amber says:

    I have had 3 C-sections an during my third one in 2013 I got my tubes clampped. I’m 25 an would like to have another child, just was wondering would the reversal be a good option for me ?. I’m healthy and active .

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Amber
      You should be a good candidate and have a good chance of pregnancy.

      You should consider our screening laparoscopy because of your history of scar tissue from c-sections.

      We charge $6,400 for tubal reversal surgery. You should send us your records from your tubal ligation for a free review. Sometimes patients cannot get their records.

      Tubal reversal is possible when you have a history of multiple c-sections. We have many patients who have successful reversal and pregnancy with a history of c-sections. The biggest concern with multiple (3 or more) c-sections is the possibility of severe scar tissue. If severe scar tissue exists then reversal may not be possible.

      We estimate that about 1 out of 12 women with 3 or more c-sections will have severe scar tissue that can make tubal reversal more challenging and in some cases not possible. For these patients we offer a screening laparoscopy. You can consider this similar to an surgery insurance policy. The laparoscopy costs an additional $1,500.

      If you choose to have a screening laparoscopy we can look with a camera during the surgery and see if you have severe scar tissue. If you have severe scar tissue we can often make a different incision…so this can increase the success of your procedure. If your tubes are not repairable or the scar tissue is too severe then we would offer you a refund of your surgical fee.

      For more information: Screening laparoscopy and surgery refund

      For more information: Screening laparoscopy and scar tissue

      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

  3. Jennifer says:

    I was told that laparoscopic bilateral tubal with falope rings after having it done it only lasts for 10 years then you are able to get pregnant again is this true?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Jennifer
      Tubal rings are intended to be permanent. You will not become pregnant unless you have tubal ligation reversal. Reversal can be very successful….and reversal of tubal rings can provide you with a 80% chance of pregnancy. Call us at (919) 968-4656 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you if you would like to talk more about tubal reversal surgery.

      We are also offering patients who schedule surgery in January 2017 to have their two, night luxury hotel stay included in the price of their reversal surgery. For more information: Free Hotel Stay For Reversal Patients January 2017

      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. Contessa says:

      My doctor told me the same thing in Sept 2000. It’s been 16 years, I would like another child.

      1. Dr. Monteith says:

        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

  4. Aquitania says:

    Help

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

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

      We are also offering patients who schedule surgery in January 2017 to have their two, night luxury hotel stay included in the price of their reversal surgery. For more information: Free Hotel Stay For Reversal Patients January 2017

      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

  5. Courtney says:

    I had tubal rings placed on my fallopian tubes in 2011 my dr is going to remove them this week what are my chances of getting pregnant after my procedure?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      If the doctor is simply removing your tubal rings you will not become pregnant because the tubes have been permanently closed by the rings. Many people mistakenly believe the rings act like rubber bands…just remove them and you get pregnant. Nothing is further from the truth. Within 2 weeks of being placed the cause the tube to permanently close and separate. Removing the rings at this time will not do anything for you.

      Most general doctors will not do tubal reversal. Most dont have the training or skill.

      Tubal rings can be great for reversing and the chance of pregnancy success could be as high as 80%. 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

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