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Pregnancy Success

For many patients tubal ligation reversal surgery can be more affordable, more successful, and can provide more chances at becoming pregnant than can in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

The leading group of infertility specialists, The American Society For Reproductive Medicine, has consistently supported tubal surgery as a treatment for tubal ligation and tubal blockage.1

Many women who have tubal blockage will consider having tubal surgery or IVF. It is important for patients to understand how having tubal surgery can be a better option than IVF for most women.

Tubal Reversal Success Rates

Our center specializes in tubal reversal surgery and corrective tubal surgery.

Due to our extensive experience in tubal surgery and collection of pregnancy data, we created the largest database on pregnancy statistics after tubal reversal surgery when compared to any other tubal reversal doctor or tubal reversal center in the world .2 We collected data from our patients on the success of tubal reversal from July 2000 to December 2011. Information regarding type of tubal ligation, patient age, and pregnancy success was collected from 9,935 surgeries performed at our center during this time frame.

Pregnancy Rates After Tubal Reversal
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Chances Of Pregnancy After Reversal
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Our data suggest the chance of pregnancy after tubal reversal is about 67% for most women. In general about 7 out of 10 women who have tubal reversal at our center will become pregnant.

IVF Pregnancy Success Rates

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) annually monitors the success of IVF across the United States and is considered to be an unbiased source for statistics regarding assisted reproductive technology (ART). The CDC publishes a report yearly on the success of IVF in the United States.3

Pregnancy rates after in-vitro fertilization
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Chances of Pregnancy With IVF

The CDC data suggest the chance of pregnancy with a single cycle of IVF is about 36% for most women. In general about 4 out of 10 women who attempt an IVF cycle will become pregnant.

A single cycle of IVF in the United States ranges from $12,000 to $14,000.

Getting Pregnant After Tubal Ligation
Which Is The Best Treatment?

We realize our patients don’t make decisions based on success rates alone. The benefits and risks of each treatment must also be carefully considered.

More information about pregnancy outcomes after tubal reversal, pregnancy outcomes after IVF, and the benefits and risks of both tubal ligation reversal and IVF can be found in these additional website pages:


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.

2. 2011 Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Report. A Personal Choice website 2011.

3. 2013 Assisted Reproductive Technology Report. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2010 National Report.

75 thoughts on “Reversal VS IVF”

  1. Janesta green says:

    Hello I am 30 years old and want another baby with my husband but I was told by staff that In order for me to have the surgery or be approved for surgery I have to loose weight. I want to know before you turn a patient away is it a nutritionist that can talk to someone who is trying to loose weight to have the surgery? I don’t have to loose much but it sounds kind of sad telling someone they have to loose weight in order to get a baby. I just want to know is it other options we have to have this dream baby that we want so bad.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      We perform surgery up to a maximal BMI of 37. This policy is for patient safety during surgery and for health pregnancy. Patients who have higher BMI are more at risk for anesthesia and surgical complications.

      BMI is calculated based on your height and weight. If your BMI is over 37 then we cannot accept you as a candidate for tubal reversal surgery. If your BMI is under 37 then we would consider you a tubal reversal surgery candidate.

      You can calculate your BMI here: BMI Calculator

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

      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) 977-5050 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you about reversal surgery 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

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