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Risks of
Tubal Reversal Surgery

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Any medical procedure or surgery has risks.

We have demonstrated tubal reversal surgery can be safely performed as an outpatient surgery.

Microsurgical tubal ligation reversal, as performed at A Personal Choice, is one of the safest surgeries with one of the lowest complication rates of all operations involving the female pelvic organs.

Reversal Surgery
Risks Of Reversing Tubes

There are two main risk related to reversal surgery: immediate surgical risks and delayed pregnancy risks.

The immediate surgical risks are anesthesia complications, major bleeding, injury to other organs, and surgical incision infections.

The delayed pregnancy risk are increased chance of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy.

Immediate Surgery Risks
Our Complication Data

Our Quality Management team collects data on every patient and monitors reported surgical complications. Our reversal surgical complication data is as follows:

  • Blood Transfusion 0%
  • Major Incision Infections <0.5%
  • Minor Incision Infections <2%
  • Early Operative/Anesthesia complications <0.5%
  • Unanticipated MD Visit After Surgery <2%

Ectopic Pregnancy After Tubal Reversal

The main risk of tubal ligation reversal is the increased chance of an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy.

According to our Pregnancy Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study: A Decade of Observation the ectopic pregnancy rate after tubal reversal at our center ranges from 10-15%.

Although ectopic pregnancy is a serious condition, our patients are provided an Early Pregnancy Monitoring Protocol  to follow with their local physicians. This protocol allows ectopic pregnancies to be diagnosed very early and treated with a medication called methotrexate.

Medical treatment with methotrexate can effectively treat most early ectopic pregnancies and can minimize the risks of ectopic pregnancy after reversal surgery.

Tubal Blockage After Tubal Surgery

The tubes can become blocked with scar tissue from the healing response after tubal surgery. This will not happen for most women and we estimate the risk of tubal blockage after tubal surgery to be approximately 6%.

Surgical Risks Of Reversal
Summary

Tubal ligation reversal at A Personal Choice is an affordable option that allows women a chance to become every month and more than once.

There are risks to any surgery but in our experience the immediate risks of surgery are small and the risk of ectopic pregnancy can be minimized by following our early pregnancy monitoring recommendations.

Tubal reversal surgery when performed at A Personal Choice is one of the safest surgeries with the lowest complication rate of any major gynecologic surgery.

4 thoughts on “Risks of Tubal Reversal Surgery”

  1. Rachael says:

    My tubes were burned in 3 separate places for a total of 3cm on each tube. I am 35 almost 36 years old and would love to have the opportunity to have another child or two. April will make 9 years since my tubal ligation. Do you think I should still look into reversal, or just look into IVF?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Rachael
      Reversing burned tubes (also called tubal cauterization or tubal coagulation) can provide a good chance of success. The chance of pregnancy after reversal of burned tubes can be as high as 60% to 80%.

      You can see our burned tube reversal testimonials here: Testimonials of Successful Reversal of Burned Tubes

      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 proceed with surgery without records because we can reverse most tubal ligation procedures.

      We charge $6400 total plus $125 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.

      We do have a prepayment tubal reversal plan that allows you to save towards your reversal over a 3 year period. You can find out more information about our prepayment plan…and answers to many other questions by following the link below to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

      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.

      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 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) 968-4656 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you.

  2. Kimberly says:

    hi im really mad i made the decision to cut tie and burn my tubes and now ive been with my fiance 12 years now and where trying to have a baby before the wedding please tell me i didnt lose out please

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      We can reverse most tubal ligation procedures. We may be be able to help you with tubal reversal surgery. You should send us your tubal ligation records for a free review.

      We charge $6400 total plus $125 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 $6,400 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.

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