How is tubal ligation reversed at our center?
Our practice was among the early pioneers of outpatient tubal reversal surgery.
In the 1970’s female sterilization reversal was performed in hospitals, surgery times exceeded three (3) hours, self-retaining retractors were routinely used, and patients were hospitalized for several days. This made tubal reversal surgery a major production and unaffordable for many.
Mini-incision Tubal Ligation Reversal
We began performing tubal reversal surgery in an outpatient ambulatory setting in 1996. We perfected our techniques and streamlined our approach such that most reversal surgeries are sixty (60) to ninety (90) minutes. We made smaller incisions and minimized the use of self-retaining retractors. Our patients now enjoy the benefits of shorter operating times and quicker recoveries with much less pain than the more traditional approach to tubal reversal surgery.
We have been able to keep the tubal reversal surgery affordable and successful.
Type of Tubal Ligations Reversed
We are able to reverse over 98% of the tubal ligations among all the patients who have surgery at our center. These women all have a chance at natural conception and pregnancy.
Tubal clips: Filshie and Hulka clips
Tubal rings: Falope, Yoon, Silastic bands
Cutting and tying: Pomeroy, Parkland, Irving, and Uchida
Burning: Bipolar and monopolar coagulation
Hysteroscopic tubal occlusion: Essure sterilization
Can your tubal ligation be reversed?
In my experience we have found that most types of tubal ligation can be reversed and provide patients with a chance of natural pregnancy. Tubal reversal can be more affordable and successful than in-vitro fertilization, every month provides a chance at pregnancy, and provides patients with the opportunity to become pregnant more than once.