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If you are looking for a way to reverse tubal ligation, we can help. Our practice provides tubal reversal surgery and gives couples a chance at a new beginning.
Each year in the United States, approximately 700,000 female tubal sterilizations are performed. About half of these tubal ligation procedures are performed post partum (following child birth), while the rest are considered ambulatory interval sterilization. Even though sterilization is designed to be a permanent form of contraceptive, events may occur which change an individual’s or couple’s desire regarding more children. These may include death or divorce of a spouse, the death of a child, or simply the desire to have more children. Fortunately, there are a number of options available, including tubal ligation reversal, in vitro fertilization, and adoption.
Some of the benefits of reversing tubal ligation include:
The first microsurgical reverse tubal ligation procedures were performed in 1977. Prior to then, tubal reversal surgery success rates were low, typically ranging from 20 to 30 percent. Microsurgical advancements, which included the use of magnification, improved surgical instruments, and smaller sutures, enabled surgeons to achieve pregnancy rates better than 50 percent. Tubal reversal surgery still involved a large bikini incision coupled with a four- to five-day hospital stay and a six-week recovery period. Understandably, these factors discouraged many patients from choosing to reverse tubal ligation.
In the years since the advent of microsurgical reanastomosis, reproductive surgeons have further refined and improved this procedure. Current techniques for tubal reversal, which involve a small incision ranging from one-and-a-half to three inches, allow the procedure to be done as an outpatient (no hospital stay involved) with a short recovery period (typically seven to 10 days). The size of the incision is primarily dictated by patient weight.