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Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study
A Decade of Observation

Our Tubal Reversal Success Rates

Our tubal reversal study was conducted over the course of a decade from July 2000 through December 2011. There were 9,935 women having tubal ligation reversal at our practice. We studied the chances of pregnancy after tubal ligation reversal based upon the patient’s age, type of tubal ligation, and the length of their fallopian tubes after repair. The following tables show the total number of patients studied and both the pregnancy numbers and percentages for women of different ages and types of tubal ligation.

Pregnancies By Age

We observed younger women were more likely than older women to become pregnant after tubal reversal.

The pregnancy rates after tubal reversal surgery were 81% for women under 30; 75% for women 30-34; 65% for those 35-39; and 34% for women 40 years of age and older at the time of their tubal reversal procedures (Table 3).

Table 3. Pregnancies by 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%

Pregnancies By Tubal Ligation Method

Reversal of tubal clip procedures had the highest pregnancy percentage (78%), followed by tubal rings (76%), ligation/resection and coagulation (66% each). Women who had other or unknown methods of tubal ligation were least likely to get pregnant after their reversal procedures (52%).

Regardless of the method of tubal sterilization, women were able to become pregnant after reversal of all methods of tubal ligation (Table 4).

Table 4. Pregnancies by Tubal Ligation Method

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 68 24 35%
Other/unknown 849 438 52%

Pregnancies By Age And Method

Pregnancy percentages taking into account both age and tubal ligation methods are shown in Table 5. Women under 30 with tubal clips had the highest chance of pregnancy (90%) after sterilization reversal.

When comparing age and type of tubal ligation, a patient’s age was more predictive of pregnancy than tubal ligation method.

Table 5. Pregnancies by Age and Tubal Ligation Method

Age Clip Ring Coagulation Ligation/Resection
<30 69/77 (90%) 137/163 (84%) 190/244 (78%) 192/248 (77%)
30-34 114/139 (82%) 227/299 (76%) 461/620 (74%) 517/744 (70%)
35-39 110/151 (73%) 210/303 (69%) 353/554 (64%) 421/681 (62%)
40+ 13/42 (31%) 40/88 (46%) 49/187 (26%) 77/250 (31%)

The complete Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study: A Decade of Observation can be viewed by using the following links:

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489 thoughts on “Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Report 2011 – Pregnancies By Age And Method”

  1. Heidi says:

    Hello,
    Ive been considering this for a long time. I see the replies for women my age. I just turned 44 a few days ago. Yes I still have regular periods and as many others I am remarried and would like the opportunity to have a family with my current husband. As I look at your statistics, I see at my age a 31% chance of a successful pregnancy, is this correct? Would one be required to take additional fertility medication? Would love a little more information before I commit.

    Sincere Thanks!

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Heidi
      Fertility medication will not help and is not necessary. If you are having regular periods then you are releasing eggs. If you are not having regular periods then you will need to see your doctor and they may prescribe you a medication to help you ovulate consistently.

      As you age the quality of the eggs can decrease and the chance of miscarriage will increase. No medication can help with egg quality and this is the main reason why women have a harder time becoming pregnant with increasing age. Call us at (919)968-4656 if you have questions.

  2. Stephanie J. says:

    Hi i am 28. I have had 3 healthy pregnancies with 3 csections. Tubal ligation in 2009. I am not sure if the doctor tied them or cut and burned them. Would I be a good canidate?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Stephanie
      We can reverse most tubal ligations. We can help you. We charge $6400 total plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina. 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.

      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.

      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

  3. M.H. says:

    I’m. 44 and I know age could be a factor. I had a tubaligation in 2003. Got re married and we want to try for a baby. We try IVF but it failed before we try another cycle I’m wondering if tubal reversal would be an option.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      It is harder to become pregnant with increasing age but not impossible if you are having regular periods.

      We charge $6400 total plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina. 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.

      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.

      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

  4. Jenne says:

    I already had tubal ligation..but i realize that i want to conceive a baby again..is there any posibility to have a child again??

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      We successfully reverse tubal ligation every week. Call us at (919) 968-4656 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you about surgery at our center.

      We are also offering patients who schedule surgery in January and February 2017 to have their two, night luxury hotel stay included in the price of their reversal surgery. For more information: Tubal Reversal Specials: Two Nights Luxury Hotel Included!

      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

  5. Deb says:

    40 years old 3 c-section and a tubal in 2011. What are my chances of getting pregnant with a bi-corniate womb? Also what is the cost and is payment plan an option?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      We charge $6400 total plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, NC. We have a prepayment plan and we also work with two financing companies. We have had several patients with bicornuate uterus and the chance of pregnancy is the same as with other women…averages 60% to 70%.

      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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