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Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study
A Decade of Observation

Where Patients Come From

Our center is the only medical facility dedicated exclusively to tubal surgery ligation reversal to repair blocked tubes and to reverse tubal ligation. We are currently located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Women come to our center from all over the world to have their tubes untied.

US Tubal Reversal Patients

This map shows that the patients in our tubal reversal study came from every state in the United States. The numbers from each state are shown in the Table 1. The top ten states where couples traveled from were North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia, New York, Texas, Ohio, and New Jersey. Women also came from over 30 foreign countries to travel to have reversal surgery at our facility.

Figure 1. Where US Patients Came From For Tubal Reversal

Table 1. List of US States Where Patients Come From

State Patients State Patients
Alabama (AL) 106 Missouri (MO) 125
Alaska (AK) 31 Montana (MT) 22
Arizona (AZ) 104 Nebraska (NE) 52
Arkansas (AR) 71 Nevada (NV) 51
California (CA) 462 New Hampshire (NH) 76
Colorado (CO) 127 New Jersey (NJ) 213
Connecticut (CT) 127 New Mexico (NM) 47
Delaware (DE) 84 New York (NY) 400
District of Columbia (DC) 12 North Carolina (NC) 1324
Florida (FL) 524 North Dakota (ND) 24
Georgia (GA) 459 Ohio (OH) 323
Hawaii (HI) 14 Oklahoma (OK) 123
Idaho (ID) 45 Oregon (OR) 74
Illinois (IL) 270 Pennsylvania (PA) 519
Indiana (IN) 152 Rhode Island (RI) 31
Iowa (IA) 100 South Carolina (SC) 292
Kansas (KS) 63 South Dakota (SD) 24
Kentucky (KY) 67 Tennessee (TN) 185
Louisiana (LA) 110 Texas (TX) 390
Maine (ME) 66 Utah (UT) 46
Maryland (MD) 293 Virginia (VA) 606
Massachusetts (MA) 196 Washington (WA) 144
Michigan (MI) 240 West Virginia (WV) 186
Minnesota (MN) 128 Wisconsin (WI) 194
Mississippi (MS) 55 Wyoming (WY) 14

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8 thoughts on “Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Report 2011 – Where Patients Come From”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Tengo 36 años me operé hace 13 años mi operación me la hicieron en el ombligo y quisiera saver si es posible la operación y que garantiza es no ce que clase de operación me hicieron

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Call us at (919)977-5050 and ask for Kaycee or Oyuki. They speak Spanish and can help you.

  2. Belinda linley says:

    Hello I’m 33 I’ve had an ablattion done and tubes done. Not at same time. My husband and I want to add to our family. Is it still possible? T

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      In general it is recommended that you not become pregnant after having an ablation procedure.

      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. Most IVF doctors will recommend using a gestational surrogate. IVF costs average $14,000 and you will have to pay the surrogate even more.

      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 suggests pregnancies are at higher risk but many will do well.

      It is possible to become pregnant after having an endometrial ablation and then a 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)977-5050 if you have any additional questions about tubal reversal.

      To be considered a candidate by our office you need to be having regular periods (every month) and these periods need to last for at least three days.

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

  3. Rose says:

    I want to untie my tubes

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Rose
      We should be able to help you.

      We charge $6400 total plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Insurance will not pay for tubal reversal surgery.

      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.

      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. On average, about 2 out of every 3 women become pregnant with tubal reversal surgery.

      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.

      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. Lisa says:

    Me and my husband thinking about getting my tubes untide i was wording how much it cost and can u make payments

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Lisa
      We charge a total of $6,400 for tubal reversal plus $125 to schedule surgery.

      We do work with two financing companies and we do have a prepayment plan.

      Here is more information on the Tubal Reversal Prepayment Account: Tubal Reversal Prepayment Account

      Here is more information on tubal reversal financing: Tubal Reversal Financing

      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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