Factors in Considering Tubal Ligation Reversal

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What should I consider when thinking about a tubal reversal?

Factors in Considering Tubal Ligation Reversal

Just as there are factors to be considered in getting a tubal ligation, there are also things you should think about when considering a tubal ligation reversal. Some of these may include:

  • tubal ligation reversal is a surgery, and has the same risks as other surgeries, including bleeding, infection, bowel injury, scarring and adverse reaction to the anesthetic
  • tubal ligation reversal is not guaranteed to make you fertile - scarring, incomplete reversal or infections can make the procedure ineffective in re-establishing your fallopian tubes
  • after making the decision to become sterile, what has changed your mind about becoming pregnant? Are there other factors which are encouraging the decision, such as a new relationship with someone who desires children?
  • if health factors were a consideration in your tubal, have those factors been resolved so that you will not suffer adverse outcomes if you become pregnant

Talk with your fertility specialist about tubal reversals and procedures, the risk and potential complications, and the projected outcome. This information will better prepare you to make the decision about moving forward with your tubal reversal.

   

Comments

12/29/2006 7:08:02 AM
CynthiaB said:

Although risk factors exist with any surgery, Dr. Gary Berger has pioneered techniques that can reduce the risk and recovery time associated with tubal reversal surgery. Most patients return to work in 3 - 5 days and are back to the majority of their usual activities within one week to ten days.

Dr. Berger is the only doctor in the US with a practice specifically limited to tubal reversal surgery. His study on tubal reversal outcomes is the largest and most definitive study in existence that provides information on the outcome of tubal reversal surgery.

The study report includes nearly 3000 patients who underwent tubal reversal surgery by Dr. Berger between 2001-2004. At the conclusion of the study interval, 65 percent of the women in Dr. Berger’ study had reported pregnancies. The pregnancy rate ranged from 77 percent for women under 30 to 34 percent for women 40 years of age and older. The highest pregnancy rate (86 percent) was among women age under 30 after reversal of a previous ring or clip method of sterilization.

When the tubal reversal statistics from Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center were compared with the latest national IVF statistics, pregnancy and birth rates after tubal reversal were higher than after IVF in every age group. Besides its higher success rate, the cost of the one-hour outpatient tubal reversal operation performed by Dr. Berger is less than half the cost of an IVF cycle.


1/6/2007 9:35:40 AM
Gary S Berger MD said:

Details about tubal reversal surgery, including tubal ligation and reversal illustrations, surgery video, weekly pregnancy reports and follow-up pregnancy statistics are available from Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center.


10/15/2011 11:39:19 AM
barbara martinez said:

I HAD MY REVERSAL TUBAL ON 10/16/11 AND I WAS TOLD MY RIGHT TUBES WAS NO GOOD AND MY LEFT HAD TO BE RECANALIZATION CUZ IT WAS REALLY DAMAGED FROM MY TUBAL LIGATION. I AM CONFUSED IF AM ABLE TO CONCIEVE.




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