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Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Outcomes


Women who have blocked fallopian tubes from tubal ligation or from other conditions have two treatment choices: corrective tubal surgery or in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Both of these treatments can be effective for infertility.

Tubal ligation reversal surgery can provide women with multiple chances to become pregnant without the need for additional treatments. 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.

Tubal reversal

Can reversal surgery be successful?

We collected data on the success of tubal reversal surgery performed at our practice from July 2000 to December 2011. Over 9,935 surgeries were performed during this time period and information regarding the type of tubal ligation, patient age, and pregnancy success was collected on each surgery.

Pregnancy outcomes after tubal reversal at A Personal Choice


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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.

Chances of pregnancy after tubal reversal

Our data suggest most women will become pregnant after tubal reversal surgery. Most women reported pregnancy during the study: 67% of women reported becoming pregnant and 33% of women did not report becoming pregnant.

Of the women who reported pregnancy during the study, 34% reported live births, 23% reported pregnancy miscarriage, and 10% reported ectopic pregnancy.

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.

Pregnancy outcomes after in-vitro fertilization in United States


Chances of pregnancy with IVF

The CDC data suggests most women will not become pregnant with a single cycle of IVF. After a single cycle of IVF, 36% of women will become pregnant and 67% will not become pregnant.

Of the women who become pregnant, 23% will have a singleton pregnancy, 11% will experience a multiple gestation pregnancy, and 2% will have pregnancy of an undetermined number.

A single cycle of IVF in the United States costs from $12,000 to $14,000.


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. Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study: A Decade of Observation. A Personal Choice website.

3. 2011 Assisted Reproductive Technology Report. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2010 National Report.

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


Ask The Doctor

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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If you are considering reversal surgery and have questions about the procedure, fill in the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can! If you would like to speak with a nurse for a Free Consultation then feel free to call us at (919) 977-5050.

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