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Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study – About Pregnancy Statistics

Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study Report 2009

Notice of Study Update

The following is Dr. Berger’s report from 2009. The corresponding page of an updated report can be seen at:
Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Statistics – What You Should Know

About Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Statistics

What To Believe

Claims about the chances of getting pregnant after tubal reversal are often made without supporting documentation such as the number and characteristics of the patient population, study method, and length of follow-up after surgery. These are essential for understanding the basis of pregnancy rates. Statistics must be based on specified numbers of patients for any characteristic, such as age or tubal sterilization method. Most internet sites about tubal reversal do not provide any data at all. Although a doctor can say that his patients have a high success rate, supporting documentation is needed to know whether the claim is valid. The accuracy of any claim of success rates should be questioned in the absence of detailed information.

Evidence Based Medicine

The only way a doctor can truly know what the pregnancy and outcome statistics are for his or her patients is to maintain ongoing patient contact about the outcomes of treatment and record the information systematically in an analytical database. At Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, nurses enter information into an electronic patient database at the patient’s registration, the surgical procedure, and all post-operative communications between patients and staff. Patients are contacted routinely by our nurses during the first year after their tubal reversal procedures.

Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center Database

The comprehensive follow-up database at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center is unique. We know of no other doctor or medical facility with a follow-up system and database that can provide such accurate statistics about the chances of getting pregnant after tubal reversal and the outcomes of the pregnancies that occur.

Limitations And Possible Under Reporting

Although we encourage patients to inform us when they have a positive pregnancy test, not all pregnancies are ascertained. Some patients become lost to follow-up after surgery. This occurs when someone moves or changes email address and telephone numbers but does not provide their new contact information to us. In these cases, we may not find out about the long term outcomes of their tubal reversal procedures unless they complete the Pregnancy Report Form each time they conceive. We know that not all patients adhere to this protocol. From the women who do remain in contact with us over the long term, however, it is clear that new pregnancies continue to occur as time passes after surgery. The pregnancy rates reported in this study, therefore, are minimal estimates of the cumulative pregnancy rates for patients at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center.

Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Report 2009
Table Of Contents:

  • Overview
  • Study Method
  • Patient Population – US States
  • Patient Population – Age and Tubal Ligation Procedures
  • Pregnancy Rates by Age and Method
  • Pregnancy Rates by Tubal Length
  • Pregnancy Outcomes
  • Tubal Reversal vs. IVF
  • About Pregnancy Statistics (this page)

Weekly Pregnancy Announcements From Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center Patients

15 thoughts on “Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study – About Pregnancy Statistics”

  1. sydney karauria says:

    we live in Australia, how much would it cost to come there for a cut and tie tubal reversal operation, the operation was performed in new Zealand on 13 of September 2010, or could you refer us to someone in australia

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      I am unaware of any reversal providers in your area. We charge $5900 US for reversal and I will email you information.

  2. Nerseda says:

    Hi,my name is Nerseda. I just turned 41 and I have my tubes tired for the pass 19 years and I wanted to know if I can get them untired. I stilled have a normal period. But I wanted to know what is the % of ladies in my age to have a baby…I’m so ready to have baby…

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Although natural pregnancy is harder to obtain with increasing age, pregnancy is possible if you are having regular periods. In general about 30% of our patients over the age of 40 will report pregnancy after tubal reversal. Most of these pregnancies are in women between the age of 40 and 43. Since age is important you should not delay your decision too long.

  3. raykell says:

    I’m looking for a study that will help me I really want to have a baby for my husband .years ago I was in a relationship that was abuses ,I had a tubal legation and my child he passed cause of the man in my life shuck him .Please help me.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:


      There are no tubal reversal studies. Everyone must pay out of pocket for tubal reversal. We charge $5900. Please call the office at (919)968-4656 if you need more information.

  4. Sandi Mims says:

    Hi my name is Sandi and I am 45 years old. My better half and I do not have children together but have finally decided to try. I had my tubes tied years ago and also had a Thermal Ablation done due to severe bleeding. I still spot a little during my periods. I was curious as to my chances of getting pregnant. Thank you so much in advance. Sandi Mims

    1. Dr. Berger says:

      Sandi – With having only spotting since your thermal ablation, your chance of getting pregnant is practical none. Your uterus will not be able to sustain a pregnancy. The only way you could have another child is through a surrogate carrier.

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