What are my risks during Tubal Reversal Surgery?
The risks should be minimal. Dr. Sameh Toma, Dr. Gerald Mulvaney and the clinical staff at NCCRM 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.
Tubal Reversal Surgery at NCCRM typically takes 90 minutes to two hours, followed by recovery. 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.
There are risks involved in every surgery. Risk of infection, complications with anesthesia, bleeding issues, difficulty breathing after surgery, blood clots, delayed healing and even death are all risks that can happen during and after any surgery. The staff will discuss all risks and benefits during your surgery to make sure the procedure is as safe as possible.
For our patients coming from out of town, you should expect to spend two days in the Raleigh / Cary area. We will schedule your preoperative consultation on the day prior to your surgery and will request that you stay at a nearby hotel the evening following your surgery so that you will be accessible to our medical staff in the event that postoperative care is required. Recovery time from the surgery is generally short and most patients are able to return to work or other normal activities within a week to 10 days.
STEPS TO HELP PREVENT INFECTIONS:
The following steps should be taken to reduce chances of infection at your incision site:
- Do not shave or wax hair at the area where your incision will be at least 2 days before your scheduled surgery. Razors cause small cuts in your skin that can lead to infection. If your doctor wants any hair removed from the operative site, it will be removed at the hospital using clippers, not razors.
- We recommend purchasing a surgical antiseptic scrub (CHG 4% scrub) and using it to scrub with the night prior to the procedure. You can purchase this type of scrub locally or online here.
- We also will prescribe antibiotic the day of surgery for you to take afterwards.
Printable Sheet: PROTECTION FROM INFECTION
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