Essure Reversal Twins Born!
I had my Essure removal procedure completed by Dr. Monteith in November of 2014.
I am writing to report that I got pregnant three months later and just gave birth to twin boys through an all natural vaginal birth. I thought you’d like this information for your records, but I do wish to remain anonymous if you share it.
Wishing you the best.
Patient age: 36
Tubal ligation type: Essure sterilization
Reversing Essure: Is it possible?
Reversing Essure and having a successful pregnancy are possible when you have surgery with Dr. Monteith.
From 2008 to 2015, Dr. Monteith has performed over 230 surgeries to reverse or remove Essure devices. Dr. Monteith was the first physician in the world to publish case reports about successful pregnancy after reversal of Essure sterilization. Since his initial case reports he has published another study in a series of patients demonstrating pregnancy is possible after surgery to reverse Essure.
More information: Essure reversal studies by Dr. Monteith
Dr. Monteith has been a leader in the field of Essure reversal surgery. Other doctors continue to say Essure reversal and pregnancy are not possible but Dr. Monteith has proven otherwise.
Dr. Monteith has made an extensive effort to document the success of Essure reversal when patients report these pregnancies and allow him to share the efforts of their success on his reversal website.
More information: Testimonies of successful Essure reversal surgery with Dr. Monteith
Most tubal reversal doctors will not reverse Essure. Other reversal doctors offer Essure reversal in an effort to keep up with Dr. Monteith but these doctors rarely provide testimonials of Essure reversal success.
Risk of Essure reversal
Essure reversal with Dr. Monteith is a safe out-patient procedure. Dr. Monteith reverses Essure by removing the devices and performing a tubouterine implantation. The chance of pregnancy after Essure reversal is between 35% to 40%. The main risks of Essure reversal are the risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy and uterine rupture during labor.
Dr. Monteith recommends patients follow-up with their local doctor and have every early pregnancy monitored with serum HCG test (blood pregnancy test). This will allow early diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy.
Dr. Monteith also recommends a planned c-section before labor to minimize the risk of uterine rupture after Essure reversal.
More information: Essure reversal risks
During the first six years of performing Essure reversal, only one patient has reported ectopic pregnancy and one patient has reported rupture of the uterus.
Dr. Monteith provides all patients and their local doctor with a copy of the operative report and a letter of recommendation. Although Dr. Monteith recommends a planned c-section, the ultimate decision on how to deliver is best made between the patient and her local doctor.