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Tubal Reversal

Charles W. Monteith M.D., Medical Director

Tubal Ligation Reversal Explained

Tubal ligation reversal at our specialty center is affordable and successful outpatient surgery. No overnight hospital stay is required.

The surgery experience patients have at our center is unequaled by any other provider of tubal reversal surgery.

Tubal reversal surgery can be very successful at restoring your natural fertility, allowing you the chance to become pregnant every month, and providing you the ability to become pregnant more than once.


Tubal Reversal Experience Counts!

Our practice is exclusively dedicated to infertility surgery and we have performed tubal surgery on over 10,000 patients since 1997. Our surgical techniques have a proven track record of success and we have pioneered techniques that allow the surgery to performed outside of a hospital setting and with faster recovery.

We are responsible for more successful tubal reversal surgeries and more tubal reversal babies than any other reversal center in the world.


Types of Tubal Ligations: Can Tubes Be Reversed?

All tubal ligation procedures will cause blockage of the fallopian tube. Our experience has demonstrated the majority of tubal ligations can be reversed and pregnancy is possible.

Even if you have had tubal coagulation (bipolar or monopolar burning), ligation and resection (Parkland, Irving, Pomeroy, or Uchida procedures), tubal rings (Falope or Yoon rings), tubal clips (Filshie or Hulka clips), or hysteroscopic tubal occlusion (Essure or Adiana procedures), we are able to reverse these tubal ligations in over 98% of our patients.

We encourage potential patients to send us copies of their tubal ligation operative reports for a free review. This will allow us to determine with greater certainty if someone is a candidate for tubal reversal surgery.


How Is Tubal Ligation Reversed?

Since most of our patients travel to see us we perform most of our evaluation and scheduling using phone, email, and fax. Patients will then travel to us and spend 2 to 3 days at our facility.

The pre-operative consult is the day before reversal surgery and the surgery is the next following day.

We reverse tubal ligations through a small 2 to 4 inch incision made just above the pubic hair line. The surgery is out-patient and lasts approximately 60 minutes.

Patients then return to the Hyatt House of Raleigh Hotel to recover and are seen in our office for a post-operative evaluation the day after surgery.

After the post-operative evaluation, patients then return home and can attempt to become pregnant as soon as they feel comfortable. Most of our patients can return to work within 7 to 10 days and most will become pregnant within the first 12 months of having reversal surgery.

For a more technical description of how tubal ligations are reversed at our facility:
Microsurgical Tubal Anastomosis and Tubal Implantation.


Does Reversing Tubes Really Work?

Tubal reversal surgery at our center can be very successful and can provide patients with an alternative treatment to in-vitro fertilization. Tubal reversal allows you a chance to become pregnant every month and over many months these chances add up and, unlike IVF, tubal reversal allows you the chance to become pregnant more than once.

In our experience approximately 2 out of 3 of our patients will become pregnant after reversing their tubes.

We have comprehensive pregnancy statistics after tubal reversal collected from over 10,000 of our reversal patients.The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has consistently issued committee opinions on the role and effectiveness of tubal surgery.1

Our patients continually update us with reports documenting their pregnancy success. These messages are updated frequently and can be veiwed within the Pregnancy Testimonials and Patient Reviews sections of our website.


Can Your Tubal Be Reversed?

Most tubal ligations can be reversed and we have every reason to believe yours can as well. We have been able to successfully reverse tubes in over 98% of patients who travel to our facility.

If you would like to read personal comments left by our patients, based upon the type to tubal ligation reversed then explore the links shown below. These comments are updated continuously as our patients send them to us:

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More Information About Reversal

We have attempted to provide our patients with extensive information about tubal reversal surgery.

If you would like more medically specific information about tubal reversal at our center then we encourage you to view the For Physicians section of our website. This section was created for referring health care providers and it provides more medically detailed information about our care, dedication to patient safety, and surgical services.

References

1. Committee opinion: role of tubal surgery in the era of assisted reproductive technology. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Fertility Sterility 2012;97:539-45.


Have Questions? Leave a comment here or visit our contact page.

4,723 Comments

Lisa Reply

I am 51 am i to old to get my tubes untied i would like to have one my baby.


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    Lisa

    I would not recommend tubal reversal at age 51 because the chance of pregnancy is less than 2%. If you are having regular periods then there is a chance you can become pregnant. As long as you understand the chance of pregnancy is low, we would accept you as a candidate if you dont have any severe medical problems.

    We should be able to help you with tubal reversal but it is harder to become pregnant with increasing age so I would not delay your decision for too long.

    If you are having periods then each month you have a chance to become pregnant. Each year you have 12 chances. The older you become and the longer you wait…then each year you lose 12 yearly chances and each monthly chance becomes less every year you wait.

    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.

    We charge $6,900 total plus $150 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.

    The alternative treatment is in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Most IVF doctors will recommend you use donor eggs after the age of 42. A single cycle of IVF averages $14,000 and average success is 38% for each try. After age 40 IVF success decreases quickly.

    For more information: Tubal reversal and age

    If you would like to get started then the best first step is to send us your tubal ligation records for a free review. Your tubal ligation records can be obtained from the Medical Records Department in the hospital where your tubal ligation was performed. Occasionally your doctors office may have the records. Sometimes patients may not be able to obtain their tubal ligation records. We can still proceed with surgery without records because we can reverse most tubal ligation procedures.

    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

    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

    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 facility.

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