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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

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.

2 thoughts on “Risks of Tubal Reversal Surgery”

  1. 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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