Considering Tubal Reversal?
The Experts at CORM Can Help
Tubal Reanastomosis, also known as tubal reversal, is a very meaningful decision for a woman. There are many reasons she can decide to get one, including 2nd marriages or perhaps getting married later in life. For whatever reason, a tubal reversal is a surgical procedure to ligate the fallopian tubes so that the patient may again become pregnant. There are lab tests and a review of your record that need to be done in order to ensure the best results possible for a surgical tubal reversal. These include:
- Obtaining the tubal ligation/sterilization operative report and pathology report from the hospital where the surgery was performed prior to scheduling an appointment.
- Semen analysis on your spouse within the last twelve months.
- Baseline FSH and Estradiol on day 1, 2 or 3 of your next period.
- Blood test to determine if you have had or currently have Chlamydial tubal infections.
- Diagnostic ultrasound.
It is important to have these tests performed by talented reproductive specialists like the ones at CORM if you are considering tubal reversal to assure you that you have a very good chance of becoming pregnant with this surgery before you undergo it.
CORM is the Fertility Clinic in Houston with the Lowest Tubal Reversal Cost
A tubal reversal is performed through a three-inch incision with standard bikini lines right over your bladder. The infertility doctors will require the use of an operating microscope and sutures about the size of human hair to reconstruct the fallopian tubes. The tubal reversal surgery will take 2 to 3 hours and is done at a nearby surgery center which lowers the cost of having it done at a hospital. General anesthesia with intubation is required. Normally, tubal reversal surgery is an outpatient procedure, unless you live more than 20 miles away. If this is the case, your infertility clinic will require that you stay in a local hotel overnight.
We know that, when considering a tubal reversal, you may have a million questions, and at CORM we want you to know that we are here for you. We really want to empower our patients with the knowledge they will need to make an educated decision on how to proceed with such an important decision in their life. If you are considering tubal reversal, please call CORM to set up a consultation and discuss your options and benefits.
Tubal Reversal Is A Procedure That Can Help Restore The Ability to Conceive
[Posted on Jan 10]
Tubal reversal is an effort to restore fertility to women after they have had their tubes tied. It is a surgical process whereby the surgeon rejoins the segments of the fallopian tubes. There are a number of different procedures available. A successful procedure should allow a woman to conceive naturally.
Before making any decision like this you should carefully consider all of the alternatives and discuss the matter with fertility doctors. There could very well be other options better suited for your personal circumstances. A doctor will have to determine whether a reversal procedure is right for you. Your health in general and history of childbirth are important factors to consider before deciding on a reversal procedure.
Tubal reversal is a microsurgery. The surgeons use miniaturized precision instruments and an optical microscope. You should examine the risks and possible complications of the surgery with your doctor. The entire procedure usually lasts no more than one to two hours and the majority of women go home the same day. You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure. You will not be allowed to drive yourself. On the whole, most women are able to go back to work in about two weeks if they have jobs that require minimal physical exertion. Those with more arduous jobs may need 3 to 4 weeks of recovery before returning to work. It is clearly a good idea to plan for a longer time off than you think you may need in the event recovery lasts longer than anticipated.
The success rate of reversal surgery varies and is dependent upon numerous elements. The woman's age, the method used to tie the tubes, and the various techniques for repairing the tubes all have an impact on the result. Generally, the pregnancy rate after tubal reversal is 50 to 75%. The fallopian tubes tend to heal rapidly following reversal surgery and so pregnancy can possibly happen inside two or three months. If you are considering reversal surgery or require more detailed information or would like to set up a consultation with one of our reproductive specialists please don’t hesitate to call us.