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TUBAL LIGATION REVERSAL
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Charles W. Monteith M.D.
Medical Director

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.

Our patients recover at the Hyatt Raleigh of North Hills Mall.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?

tubal ligation reversal surgery really does work

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:

Tubal reversals with A Personal Choice

If you are interested in having tubal reversal at our facility we encourage to call
(919) 977-5050 for a free Tubal Reversal Nurse consultation. We have also provided a simplified overview on how to get started scheduling your tubal reversal:
Getting started with tubal reversal: An overview.

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.

4,497 thoughts on “Tubal Reversal”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have had a tubal ligation.and my tubes were removed could they be reversed. that is my biggest regret I have ever done. I regret it everyday.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      If your tubes were completely removed then you need IVF.

  2. Marie says:

    Hi I’ve had three c sections and then had my tubes clipped and burnt. Will I be eligible to perform this surgery?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Marie
      We should be able to reverse your tubes. You should consider our screening laparoscopy because of your history of c-sections and the possibility of scar tissue.

      We charge $6,400 for tubal reversal surgery. You should send us your records from your tubal ligation for a free review. Sometimes patients cannot get their records. Even if you cannot obtain your records we would perform tubal reversal for you because we can reverse most tubal ligations most of the time.

      Please be aware starting April 1st 2019 the cost for tubal reversal surgery will increase to $6,900. The scheduling fee will increase from $125 to $150.

      Tubal reversal can be 60% to 70% effective. The other treatment to become pregnant is In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) and this treatment cost averages $14,000 and is about 40% effective for each try.

      Tubal reversal is possible when you have a history of multiple c-sections. We have many patients who have successful reversal and pregnancy with a history of c-sections. The biggest concern with multiple (3 or more) c-sections is the possibility of severe scar tissue. If severe scar tissue exists then reversal may not be possible.

      We estimate that about 1 out of 12 women with 3 or more c-sections will have severe scar tissue that can make tubal reversal more challenging and in some cases not possible. For these patients we offer a screening laparoscopy. You can consider this similar to a surgery insurance policy.

      The laparoscopy costs an additional $1,500. The screening laparoscopy fee will increase from $1,500 to $1,750.

      If you choose to have a screening laparoscopy we can look with a camera during the surgery and see if you have severe scar tissue. If you have severe scar tissue we can often make a different incision…so this can increase the success of your procedure. If your tubes are not repairable or the scar tissue is too severe then we would offer you a refund of your surgical fee.

      For more information: Screening laparoscopy and surgery refund

      For more information: Screening laparoscopy and scar tissue

      Call us at (919) 977-5050 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you about reversal 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

  3. Shelly says:

    I am 50 yrs old have not went through menopause am I too old

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      I would not recommend tubal reversal at age 50 because the chance of pregnancy is less than 1%.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi I’m 39yrs old and after I had my daughter 11yrs ago I decided to have tubaligation done because of cancer which I beat,Thank you JESUS. But I always had the desire of a 3rd baby but at that time I was so devastated I didn’t know what to do. I been cancer free for a little over 11yrs do you think that I’m a good candidate for the procedure and would I have a good percentage of getting pregnant again.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      You should be a good candidate. Your best chances are under the age of 42 and you should not wait too long. Each year you wait you lose 12 chances to become pregnant.

      We should be able to help you. We can reverse most tubal ligation procedures.

      You should send us your tubal ligation reports for a free review and we can let you know if you are a candidate for reversal surgery. Your reports can be obtained from the medical records department where your tubal ligation surgery was performed.

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

      Please be aware that starting April 1st 2019 the fee for reversal surgery will increase to $6,900 and the scheduling fee will increase to $150. If you want to avoid the higher fees then you should schedule your surgery before April 1st or start a Reversal Prepayment Account.

      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.

      On average the chance of pregnancy after tubal ligation reversal is about 60% if you are under age 42.

      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.

      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.

  5. Ashley says:

    28 years old had my tubes clamped 6 months ago and I’ve regretted it since. Can it be reversed?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Ashley
      Tubal clips (or clamps) are great for reversing. The chance of pregnancy success could be as high as 80%.

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

      To see many of our tubal clips reversal success stories view this link: Tubal Clips Reversal Success Stories

      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.

      We charge $6,400 for tubal reversal surgery. Although $6,400 seems expensive…the alternative treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) average $12,000 to $14,000 and is about 40% successful!

      Please be aware starting April 1st 2019 the cost for tubal reversal surgery will increase to $6,900. The scheduling fee will increase from $125 to $150.

      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.

      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 reversal surgery at our center.

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