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:
- Tubal Reversal vs. IVF: Pregnancy Outcomes
- Benefits Of Tubal Reversal Surgery
- Risks Of Tubal Reversal Surgery
- Benefits Of In-vitro Fertilization
- Risks Of In-vitro Fertilization
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.