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Risks of Tubal Reversal Surgery

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%

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.

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.

Meet Dr. Monteith

As a surgeon my reputation & integrity are extremely important to me. I’ve been providing new choices & new beginnings since 2008. I’ve had the distinct privilege of being the first surgeon in the world to report successful pregnancy within the peer reviewed medical literature after reversal of transcervical hysteroscopic tubal sterilization. Permanent is not forever at my practice! HAVE QUESTIONS?

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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4 Comments

Rachael Reply

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?


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    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.


Kimberly Reply

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


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    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.