Treatment Options

FAQ : Tubal Reversal Surgery

How do I know if Tubal Reversal Surgery is right for me?

The North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine will conduct a thorough examination of each patient’s medical history, as provided by her Ob-Gyn and/or tubal ligation surgeon. There are several different methods of tubal ligation and each requires a different surgical reversal technique in order to reverse the original surgery. Reversal can be successful for almost every woman who chooses to have the reversal surgery, regardless of the kind of tubal ligation that had been previously performed, unless the tubes were removed.

Important: You must provide your current height and weight in order for our surgeons to determine if they can perform a tubal reversal procedure on you in our surgery center. Falsifying information on these forms may result in the cancellation of your surgery and forfeiture of fees. Please answer these questions on the forms section of our website.

How will having the surgery affect my relationship with my Ob-Gyn?

Your primary care provider will continue to be your Ob-Gyn or Women’s Health specialist. Most of our Tubal Reversal patients are referred to us by their regular physicians and they will want to conduct a post-operative examination. If you are self-referred, we would strongly encourage you to develop a relationship with an Ob-Gyn or other physician specializing in women’s health issues, since you may become pregnant at any time following the surgery.

Once I have the surgery, can I get pregnant again?

Each patient is different, but generally speaking women who have had Tubal Reversal Surgery can become pregnant again, and most do within the first year following reversal surgery. The likelihood of a successful pregnancy depends on several factors: the method of the original tubal ligation; the length and health of the fallopian tubes; and the age and general health of the woman.

What are my risks during surgery?

They should be minimal. The outstanding physicians and clinical staff at the NC Center for Reproductive Medicine have extensive experience performing Tubal Reversal Surgery. The procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art facility under the strictest standards. Time under anesthesia is kept to a minimum, reducing the duration of recovery.

What are my risks following surgery?

The primary risk of Tubal Reversal Surgery is an increased likelihood of a tubal pregnancy among women becoming pregnant. Tubal pregnancies occur in approximately 10% of women who have had tubal ligation reversal surgery. However, detected early, tubal pregnancies can be treated to avoid damage to the fallopian tube and avoid the need for additional surgery. Our staff maintains an ongoing relationship with all of our Tubal Reversal Surgery patients to monitor their progress and long-term health.

What are the fees for Tubal Reversal Surgery at NCCRM?

Tubal Reversal Surgery at NCCRM is the most affordable option for women seeking to regain fertility. Each case is different depending on the type of ligation surgery you had, but the rate schedule will give guidance as to what you may expect to pay for our services.

What is Tubal Reversal Surgery or Anastomosis?

Anastomosis is a medical term for the process of tubal ligation reversal surgery. By Anastomosis we refer to the process by which our physicians repair and restore a woman’s fallopian tubes so that she will be able to again become pregnant.

Would I not be safer having the surgery in a hospital?

The facilities at the NC Center for Reproductive Medicine are as good or better than any hospital. We have state-of-the-art equipment and a medical staff that specializes in procedures having to do with human reproduction, especially tubal ligation reversal. Our clinical staff-to-patient ratio is much smaller than at a hospital, and we concentrate all our attention on the safety and well being of our patients. In fact, having the surgery in an outpatient environment may reduce the risk of hospital-borne bacterial infections that may sometimes be contracted from sick patients.

Who should come with me on my surgery day?

Patients who undergo tubal reversal surgery at NCCRM must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 on the day of surgery and should expect to be driven home or to a hotel to recover by her companion.

Would I not expect better results from In-Vitro Fertilization?

In-Vitro fertilization is an excellent fertility method for many women who have not had success becoming pregnant through ordinary fertilization. However, Tubal Reversal usually is the best treatment for most women wanting to become pregnant after having their tubes tied. Tubal reversal enables most women to conceive naturally, without having to take fertility medications.

Tubal Reversal Pricing Sheet
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