Tubal Reversal at the Center for Fertility and Reproductive services
Tubal reversal surgery is done to reattach the two segments of the fallopian tubes that were separated during a previous tubal ligation. The goal of surgery is to recreate something that resembles a healthy fallopian tube and to restore fertility. In women who are 35 years old or younger, this procedure has a 75 percent success rate.
Tubal reversal is one option to consider if you have had a previous tubal ligation and want to have another pregnancy. The other option is to have in vitro fertilization.
Factors would include your partner’s sperm quality, the quality and quantity of your eggs, the length of the remaining tube, and your age.
This surgery usually is done with a mini-abdominal incision; you can expect to stay overnight in the hospital for at least one to three nights.
Women who have had tubal reversal have a 10 to 15 percent higher risk of having an ectopic pregnancy than a woman who has not had ligation and reversal.
Our staff will work with you to determine if tubal reversal is the right choice for you, and to explore other options for conception and fertilization.