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Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study
A Decade of Observation

Study Patient Population

This report is based on 9,935 cases of tubal reversal surgery and subsequent pregnancies from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2011 at our practice, the only medical facility exclusively for tubal ligation reversal.

Women’s Ages

The women ranged in age from 20 to 51 (Figure 2). The average age was 34. The majority of women in the tubal reversal study were in their 30s.

Figure 2. Age Distribution

Age distribution graph of A Personal Choice patients.

Tubal Ligation Methods

The type of tubal ligation procedure is one factor related to the outcome after tubal reversal surgery. The most common tubal sterilization method involved tying, cutting, and removing a segment of the fallopian tube (tubal ligation and resection). The second most common method was tubal coagulation (burning the tubes) followed in frequency by tubal occlusion with tubal rings or clips. Other procedures, including fimbriectomy (removing the end of the fallopian tube) and hysteroscopic methods (Essure or Adiana) were the least common. In cases where the patient’s operative report of the tubal ligation was not available and the method could not be determined at the time of the tubal reversal, the sterilization method was classified as unknown.

Table 2. Tubal Ligation Method

Method Number Percent
Rings 1416 14%
Clips 850 9%
Ligation/resection 3971 40%
Coagulation 2849 29%
Other/unknown 849 8%
Total 9935 100%

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62 thoughts on “Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study Report 2011 – Patient Population”

  1. Ophelia says:

    I am 41 I had a bilateral tubal ligation via parkland method. Am I a good canidate?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      You should be a good candidate.

      It is harder to become pregnant with increasing age but not impossible if you are having regular periods. I would advise you not delay your decision for too long.

      The chance of pregnancy after age 40 and tubal reversal is about 35% to 40%. We do have many patients who become pregnant with tubal reversal after age 40. Most of the women who become pregnant after reversal are between the age of 40 and 43.

      For more information: Tubal reversal and age

      The surgery at our center should be safe. Pregnancy should be safe as long as you dont have any severe medical conditions. It is harder to become pregnant with increasing age so I would not delay your decision for too long.

      To see more the success stories of older moms visit: Successful tubal reversal after age 40

      Here is a testimonial you may be interested in: “We Had Given Up” Tubal Reversal Mom Age 47

      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 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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