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Reversal VS IVF


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.

Have Questions? We’re Happy To Help!

We provide a unique surgical experience with personalized attention and one-on-one care. We make every effort to make your surgery less of a process and more of a life’s experience. Please use the buttons below for answers to our frequently asked questions.

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.

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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.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“We had our surgery on 3/18/15 and on 02/02/16 our 7 pound 11 oz baby girl was born! I’m 34 years old and had tubal ligation done via clamps 8 years prior so this surgery really does work! 8 years later I had the reversal and 9 years later we were blessed with our little girl! So many doctors tried to talk us out of it-wanted us to do IVF to get our money-however praise God we went with this because it does WORK! Dr M is amazing and his staff! The area is beautiful where his office is, and if you do this procedure it will be the best money you ever spend!”

– Charlee-Belle M., Surgery

“From the very first phone call, the staff at A Personal Choice has been amazing! They have answered our numerous questions, concerns and have been amazing. They never give you false hope, but give you the complete story. I am so happy that we chose Dr. Monteith and his staff to make our dreams a reality. Can’t wait to start trying to have a baby. I would and have recommended Dr. Monteith to ANYONE wanting a tubal ligation or vasectomy reversal. Thank you all so much for giving us this chance!”

– Angela W., Essure Reversal

“Excellent service overall! Each stage of the process was carefully explained in great detail: how the procedure works, what to expect during the procedure, what to expect after, possible side effects. Dr. Monteith himself is very knowledgeable and experienced and quite personable too. He has a great sense of humor and uses it generously to put patients at ease. I highly recommend him and his staff to anyone considering either a vasectomy or a vasectomy reversal.”

Chris B., Vasectomy Reversal

“The perfect little angel that I’m holding in my arms right now is the best testament to what Dr. Monteith and his staff do for people. We could not be happier with our decision to use Dr. Monteith. His staff are just amazing. Our entire experience was just a dream! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!”

Jamie B., Reversal of Cut & Tied Tubes


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Your questions about reversal surgery will be answered directly and promptly by Dr. Monteith. Please read our most frequently asked questions before submitting your questions. Dr. Monteith will not respond to general medical questions or if you are a patient of another doctor and are contacting him because your doctor is unavailable.* If you have been a patient at our reversal center and have specific questions about your medical care you should contact the reversal staff directly at (919) 977-5050.

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Taylor Reply

I had 3 successful pregnancy with my ex husband…after my 3 daughter ( now 3 years old) my ex basically cornered me into getting fixed. It was an abusive marriage. I have since divorced him and remarried an amazing man who I would love for him to get to experience everything I have gotten to with each of my beautiful girls. I’m now 26 will be 27 this month. He is 24. What is the best option for me? Also to add I have had one tube and one ovary removed (emergency surgery) at 17 years old. But my other tube/ovary produced 3 healthy girls now 6, 4, and 3 years. My husband is okay with not having a child of his own because we raise all 3 girls together but he still would be thrilled if there’s a chance for us to have one more child to add. Again trying to see what our best options are. Our insurance will not cover anything to do with trying to conceive so since this will be coming out of our pocket completely we want to be sure of the best options. Thanks so much!!

    Dr. Monteith Reply

    Health insurance will not pay for tubal reversal…no mater what the reason.

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

    The first step to see if you are a candidate is to send us your tubal ligation reports to us 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 $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.

    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 $6,900 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.