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Our Success Rates
Chances of Pregnancy After Surgery

When you come to A Personal Choice for tubal surgery you will be benefiting from our exclusive dedication to tubal surgery. We don’t provide vague or estimated numbers on your chance of success because we have taken the effort to collect detailed statistics on over 10,000 tubal reversal surgeries performed over the course of a decade.

As a result of our efforts, we are able to provide you with accurate information about your chances of pregnancy after tubal ligation reversal.

Although tubal reversal is more successful in women under the age of 30, our experience demonstrates pregnancy is possible at any age if you are having regular periods. This is why we don’t have a mandatory age restriction for our surgery patients.

Although tubal reversal is more successful in women who have had tubal clips or tubal rings, our experience has demonstrated any tubal ligation can be reversed and pregnancy is possible. This is why we don’t require that you have an operative note before having surgery at our center.

When most doctors believed Essure could not be successfully reversed we proved it was possible.

At A Personal Choice we understand no one can predict the future and no one can predict who will or will not become pregnant. We have worked diligently to provide statistics about tubal reversal success so our potential patients can make a more informed decision about their reproductive choices. Although we have worked hard to provide statistics and numbers to our patients, we realize each of our patients is not a number. We let our patients make the decisions they feel appropriate for themselves, their partners, and their families.

Chances of Pregnancy
After Tubal Ligation Reversal

Method Total Cases Pregnant (Number) Pregnant (Percent)
Clips 850 660 78%
Rings 1416 1070 76%
Ligation/Resection 3971 2616 66%
Coagulation 2849 1872 66%
Essure 282 89 32%
Other/unknown 849 438 52%

We have observed pregnancy after reversal of all types of tubal ligation. The chances of pregnancy are higher after reversal of tubal clips and rings but our patients also have experienced success after reversal of coagulation (tubal burning). Our patients are able to become pregnant after tubal reversal even when they have been unable to obtain their operative notes or have had unknown types of tubal ligation procedures.

Our experience has demonstrated we can successfully repair the tubes in over 98% of women who come to our center and approximately 67% (2 out of 3) of these women will become pregnant after reversal surgery.

Essure sterilization is one of the more difficult types of tubal sterilization procedures to reverse. Dr. Monteith was one of the first doctors in the world to publish within the peer reviewed medical literature reports of successful pregnancy after Essure reversal surgery.

For more updated information: Chances of pregnancy after Essure reversal

Chances of Pregnancy
After Reversal Based On Age

Age Total Cases Pregnant (Number) Pregnant (Percent)
<30 1388 1128 81%
30-34 3758 2823 75%
35-39 3483 2262 65%
40+ 1306 443 34%

The power of tubal reversal is derived from the fact that each month you have a chance to get pregnant. Even a small chance each month added up over many months can grow to be a larger chance over time.

Younger women are more likely to become pregnant because of the greater time they allow themselves to become pregnant. Although the chance of pregnancy after tubal reversal is higher in younger women, we have observed pregnancy after tubal reversal at most ages. Our oldest confirmed patient to become naturally pregnant was 47 years of age.

Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study
A Decade of Observation

This study was conducted at our practice from July 2000 to December 2011. The results on over 9,900 surgeries performed at our practice were analyzed.

The complete Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study: A Decade of Observation can be viewed by using the following links:

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192 thoughts on “Our Success Rates”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I had my tubes tied in 2013 they used Coagulation method I’ve regreted the decision to get them tied since day one but was pressured in to the decision by family.and been depressed every since But now I wanna fix the wrong decision my made so I can feel better about myself and I can have another child but I’m scared the surgery wont work or I’ll be told my tubes can’t be fixed or I’ll pick the wrong dr I dont know what to do please help

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Reversing burned tubes (also called tubal cauterization or tubal coagulation) can provide a good chance of success. The chance of pregnancy after reversal of burned tubes can be as high as 60% to 80%.

      You can see our burned tube reversal testimonials here: Testimonials of Successful Reversal of Burned Tubes

      If you would like to get started then the best first step is to send us your tubal ligation records for a free review.

      Your tubal ligation records can be obtained from the Medical Records Department in the hospital where your tubal ligation was performed. Occasionally your doctors office may have the records. Sometimes patients may not be able to obtain their tubal ligation records. We can proceed with surgery without records because we can reverse most tubal ligation procedures.

      We charge $6400 total plus $125 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.

      We do have a prepayment tubal reversal plan that allows you to save towards your reversal over a 3 year period. You can find out more information about our prepayment plan…and answers to many other questions by following the link below to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

      Although $6,400 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.

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

  2. Desiree says:

    I live in Colorado do you have services here? My tubes are clamped would like a reversal

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Desiree
      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. Summer says:

    Donna, I was 36 when I had my reversal and a month short of 37 years old after 15 years of Sterilization. All previous children had been born via cesarean . when my TR baby was born via 4th cesarean I was a month short of 38. He has great success rates!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Im trying to get information on a tubal reveal. I’m 33 years old with 2 natural birth kids. I have tubal clips on my tubes currently and would like to undergo surgery to have another baby. Is it possible that my chances of a successful pregnancy is good.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      We should be able to help you. We can reverse most tubal ligation procedures.

      You should send us your tubal ligation reports 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 $6400 total plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

      Please be aware that starting April 1st 2019 the fee for reversal surgery will increase to $6,900 and the scheduling fee will increase to $150. If you want to avoid the higher fees then you should schedule your surgery before April 1st or start a Reversal Prepayment Account.

      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 $6,400 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.

  5. Donna says:

    I am 37 years old and have had 3 successful pregnancies all by C-Section, I’m not sure what percedure was done on my tubes 10 years ago. I have a normal month period. What would be my chances in getting pregnant after a tubal reversal and am I to old?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Donna
      We should be able to reverse your tubes. You should consider our screening laparoscopy because of your history of c-sections and the possibility of scar tissue.

      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. Even if you cannot obtain your records we would perform tubal reversal for you because we can reverse most tubal ligations most of the time.

      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.

      Tubal reversal can be 60% to 70% effective. The other treatment to become pregnant is In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) and this treatment cost averages $14,000 and is about 40% effective for each try.

      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 a surgery insurance policy.

      The laparoscopy costs an additional $1,500. The screening laparoscopy fee will increase from $1,500 to $1,750.

      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) 977-5050 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you about reversal at our center.

      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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