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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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  1. Amanda says:

    Hello.. I have had my tubes tied 10 years ago and now want to have them reversed.. I am 5’4 and 235 lbs. I have my tubal ligation notes in hand and ready to have this procedure done as soon as i can.. what all do i need to get the procedure approved by the doctor?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Amanda
      You can have surgery at our center as long as your BMI is less than 37.

      You can calculate your BMI here: BMI Calculator

      Currently your BMI is 40.3 and you cannot have surgery at our center. If your height is accurate then you need to weigh less than 215 pounds.

      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. Michelle says:

    My tubes were tied immediately after I had my last baby by c-section in December 2003. I do not know what procedure was performed and attempts to get my medical report from the dr has gone unanswered. I was 24 years old at the time and I’m 37 years old now. I’m 5ft 6in and weigh 133lbs. I have 2 children and miscarried my first baby – no pregnancies before tubes tied. Would it be possible to determine the type of procedure performed on me and have a reversal? Am I too old?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Michelle
      We should be able to help you and you are not too old!

      You should try to get your tubal ligation operative and pathology reports by going to the medical records department in the hospital where your tubal ligation was performed.

      You should be able to request a copy of your tubal ligation operative report and a copy of the pathology report (a pathology report is only created when a segment of the tube is removed (typical with tubal ligations that involve tying and cutting the tubes). We can review these records free of charge.

      You can personally request your record from the hospital where your tubal ligation was done using our Medical Records Release/Request form: Medical Records Release Form

      You dont have to have your records to have tubal reversal at our center. You should consider our optional screening laparoscopy if you cannot get your tubal ligation records. Many patients come to us for reversal without records because they know we can repair most tubal ligations.

      We charge $6,400 for tubal reversal surgery. Many women may not be able to obtain their records…some will have surgery because they know we can repair most tubal ligations. Others will add on a screening laparoscopy.

      If you choose to have a screening laparoscopy we can look with a camera during the surgery and see if your tubes are repairable. If your tubes are not repairable or 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

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