Considering a Tubal Reversal?
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 second marriages or perhaps getting married later in life. For whatever reason, a tubal reversal is a surgical procedure to re-open previously ligated 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 the Center of Reproductive Medicine (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 Houston fertility clinic 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 in Houston, please call the Center of Reproductive Medicine to set up a consultation and discuss your options and benefits.