Tubal Ligation Reversal Center
Tubal Ligation Q & AWhat is tubal ligation?
Sometimes called “having your tubes tied,” tubal ligation is a surgical method of female sterilization. The procedure blocks off your fallopian tubes by means of cutting, tying, or using specialized instruments to close them off.
he goal of tubal ligation is to prevent an egg from your ovaries from getting fertilized by sperm in your fallopian tubes. This permanent method of birth control is about 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Can you reverse tubal ligation?
Although tubal ligation is intended to be permanent, many women change their minds and decide they want to have children. Fortunately, the team at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center offers options to undo this procedure.
Tubal ligation reversal is a surgical procedure that reconnects your fallopian tubes. However, this procedure doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to have a baby. Studies show that tubal ligation reversal restores fertility in about 80% of women.*
Who is a good candidate for tubal ligation reversal?
The most successful candidates for tubal ligation reversal are younger than 40 years old and have at least three inches of healthy fallopian tube remaining after the initial surgery. It’s also helpful if the original tubal ligation used clips, rings, or minimal burning to block the tubes.
What should I expect from a tubal ligation reversal procedure?
First, a member of the team at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center performs a physical exam and reviews your medical history to ensure you’re a good candidate for this procedure. If so, they explain how the original tubal ligation can be reversed. The specific method they use depends on how your tubal ligation was performed.
Tubal ligation reversal surgery takes about two hours, during which time you’re under general anesthesia. The team at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center offers this surgery as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can avoid a hospital stay.
During surgery, your OB/GYN makes a two-inch incision in your abdomen. They gently expose the fallopian tubes and remove the blockage. Then, they carefully reconnect the free ends of your fallopian tube with a fine suture.
You can go home the same day but should plan to rest and recover over the next week or two. Your caring OB/GYN at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center provides you with instructions on home care and what to expect during your recovery.
To learn more, call the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center or book an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary