How Effective Is Tubal Ligation Reversal?
Many women decide to undergo tubal ligation for personal and medical reasons. It’s an effective form of birth control. Yet later in life, the same woman may change her mind about having children. While she could decide to adopt or undergo various fertility treatments, there is also the option of reversing a tubal ligation procedure.
Many patients ask us about the safety and effectiveness of tubal ligation reversal. Let’s go over this briefly below. If you have any further questions, be sure to contact The Center for Fertility and Gynecology in Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Encino, Torrance, or Bakersfield, CA.
What Tubal Ligation Reversal Involves
During tubal ligation reversal, our team identifies the blockage and re-opens the fallopian tubes. The ends of the fallopian tubes are then reattached using circumferential stitches. We test the connection between the tubes with a safe blue dye test.
With the tubes re-opened, a patient should be able to get pregnant again.
The entire minimally invasive operation is performed through a tiny incision on the lower abdomen. The incision is no larger than 7 centimeters.
The Cost of Tubal Ligation Reversal
The price for tubal ligation reversal is $9,200. Additional surgical fees may be required for patients with a BMI of 25 or above. The exact cost of your procedure can be discussed as part of the consultation process.
How Successful Is the Reversal Procedure?
Overall, the success rate for tubal ligation reversal at our practice is relatively high. At the Center for Fertility and Gynecology, our success rate with the procedure is approximately 70%.
In this case, success means that patients who have undergone the reversal procedure have been able to get pregnant within one year of treatment.
How Our Team Helps Improve the Chances of Success and Minimize Any Risks
The Center for Fertility and Gynecology prides itself on being a leader in the greater Los Angeles area. To ensure success in tubal ligation reversal:
- We use the latest microsurgical techniques to ensure small incisions and minimal scarring around the lower abdomen
- We use highly precise instruments to ensure we are accurate throughout the entire minimally invasive procedure
- We also assess the health of the patient's uterus, ovaries, and fimbria in order to maximize the chances of pregnancy
Alternatives to Consider if Tubal Reversal Is Not for You
If tubal ligation reversal is not something you are interested in or you are not a good candidate for treatment, there are other options to consider.
We may be able to plan an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure to achieve your goals. This may or may not involve the use of an egg donor and a surrogate.
When you visit the Center for Fertility and Gynecology, we can review your options for treatment in greater detail and provide answers about all of your treatment options.
Learn More About Your Treatment Options
To learn more about tubal ligation reversal and whether or not it’s a good option for you and your needs, contact our offices in Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Encino, Torrance, or Bakersfield. We can give you additional insight into potential risk factors and all of your treatment options.