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GETTING STARTED
AN OVERVIEW

1. Review the most frequently asked questions

We have compiled a list of most frequently asked questions that should answer many of the questions you have when you first consider having surgery at A Personal Choice.

For more information: Frequently asked questions when considering reversal surgery

2. Call for a free phone consultation

We can help determine if you are a candidate for tubal reversal surgery, explain the entire process, and answer any questions you may have when you call for a free phone consultation with a Tubal Reversal Staff member.

For more information about our tubal surgery consultations: Tubal surgery consultation

3. Send your tubal ligation report for a free evaluation

You can send your records about your tubal ligation surgery or tubal blockage to us for a free evaluation. We will review them and confirm if you are a candidate for tubal surgery.

For more information about requesting and sending records: Sending tubal ligation records

4. Pay scheduling fee and schedule your surgery

After paying your $125 scheduling fee it only takes a 20-minute phone call to have a scheduling nurse interview you and schedule your surgery date. This fee can conveniently be paid by credit card.

For more information about scheduling: Detailed step-by-step guide to scheduling surgery

5. Complete the registration forms

After your scheduling interview is completed, you will be sent a confirmation email which will contain: a Patient Responsibility Statement, What To Expect brochure and Registration Packet. This information will educate and prepare you for surgery at our center. The signature pages of these documents should be signed and returned to our office.

6. Pay surgery fee

The surgery fee must be paid in full within 24 hours of scheduling. Only after payment is received will your surgery date be confirmed. The surgery fee can be paid with cashiers check, money order, credit card, or bank to bank wire transfer.

7. Obtain the pre-operative lab testing

We have greatly simplified the required testing for tubal reversal. We only require a complete blood count. We can order this lab test for you during your scheduling interview or your local doctor can order this test for you. This testing must be done within 90 days of surgery and the test results need to be faxed to our office.

If you have a complex medical history additional lab testing may be required and this will be discussed during your scheduling interview.

8. Make hotel and travel arrangements

Our office is in Raleigh, North Carolina, is conveniently located, and easily accessible by most airlines and Amtrak train. We are a short drive by car from all major cities on the East Coast and central US.

All patients who come for surgery stay at either the Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills or the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel.

Each hotel is located in the trendy North Hills Mall in mid-town Raleigh and both are close to our specialty center. The hotels provide complementary private car service to our center and only for our patients. Each hotel is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.

These hotels offer patients of Dr. Monteith special room rates. In order to receive this special pricing, we recommend you make your hotel reservations with the hotel reservation email link which will be emailed to you after you schedule your surgery date.

9. Your operation

We provide a unique surgical experience with personalized attention and one-on-one care. We make every effort to make your surgery less of a process and more of a life’s experience.

Our team uses surgical techniques, which maximize your chance of having a successful surgery with the results you deserve. Our one-hour reversal operation results in more comfort, faster recovery, and avoids the need for unnecessary hospitalization.

Do you have additional questions?

If so contact us at (919) 968-4656 and we can provide you with answers. To start scheduling: Detailed step-by-step guide to scheduling surgery

98 thoughts on “Getting Started”

  1. Ashley says:

    I am 32 years old and have 3 kids I have had the flishe clips put in in 2013 the clips were faulty and came off my tubes I had the clips removed but my tubes are still sealed can I have a reversal done. And none of the tubes were cut to remove the clips

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Ashley
      You should be an excellent candidate for tubal reversal because of the tubal clips…. as long as they did not do any additional procedures to your tubes when they removed your clips. You should send us your records for review. Your chances of pregnancy 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

  2. Amanda says:

    After having my tubes tied and a ablation can I have a baby my husband and I really want to try for another boy?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Amanda
      Tubal reversal and pregnancy are possible if you are having regular periods of at least 3 days duration after your ablation. All pregnancies after ablation are considered high risk.

      If you are not having periods then we would not consider you a candidate for reversal. There is no medical treatment to make your periods return.

      Ablation will decrease the chance of pregnancy because it permanently damages the lining and muscle of the uterus.

      If your periods are light then you do have some functioning endometriumm but we are not always certain if it is enough to allow for pregnancy. There is no accurate way to be certain.

      We cannot provide an accurate percentage about the success of women getting pregnant after reversal with a prior ablation because there are no large scale studies looking at this. We have had women become pregnant naturally after tubal reversal with a prior ablation but don’t have a large enough group of these patients to provide meaningful statistics.

      Studies looking at women who have become pregnant after ablation show that about 50% will miscarry and about 50% will have live born babies.

      You should read these six articles I wrote about ablation, reversal, and the risks of pregnancy: Tubal Reversal and Ablation

      The ablation will decrease the chances of pregnancy but if you are having regular monthly periods of at least three days duration then pregnancy is certainly possible. If you are not having regular periods then I would advise against a reversal because pregnancy is not likely.

      In general pregnancy is not recommended after ablation because each pregnancy is at higher risk; miscarriage, growth restriction, early delivery, c-section and adherent placenta. The literature suggest that pregnancies are high risk but many will do well. It is possible to become pregnant after tubal reversal and have a healthy pregnancy if you are having regular periods of at least three days duration every month. Please call us at (919)968-4656 if you have any additional questions about tubal reversal.

      All patients with ablations need a consult with me (Dr Monteith) either by phone or in person before they can schedule reversal surgery.

  3. melody says:

    IM a 39 year old mother of five an my tubes have been tied and burned for 6 years is it possible for me to get pregnant again.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Melody
      Pregnancy is certainly possible after tubal reversal. Your best chances are before the age of 42. Don’t delay your decision for too long.

      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

  4. Rene says:

    I am 28 years old, and have never been pregnant. I was told that my left fallopian tube is blocked and has a lot of scar tissue on it. I was wondering if there was something that you could do to help me conceive. I’m in my BMI, I have PCOS, and I go see a endocrinologist for high prolactin level. Please tell me that you are able to help me. I want to conceive naturally, if possible.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Rene
      You would have to send us the images of any x-rays showing tubal blockage and any reports you may have about tubal blockage. 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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