Tubal Reversal: Definition & Explanation
Tubal reversal is a microsurgical procedure that unblocks the fallopian tubes to reverse the effects of sterilization surgery. A successful tubal reversal operation allows women to conceive naturally and experience the joys of giving birth. This specialized surgery is very delicate and should only be performed by a top fertility specialist with significant experience performing tubal reversals.
When Is Tubal Reversal Recommended?
Women who have undergone a tubal ligation procedure and would like the ability to become pregnant naturally can benefit from tubal reversal. Depending on the outcome of the original sterilization surgery, sometimes IVF is a more suitable solution than tubal reversal.
New Tubal Reversal Package Price: $8,675
Tubal Ligation reversal is now being offered at a package price of $8675. This price includes, physician fees, hospital fees (Newton Wellesley Hospital) and anesthesia. Additional charges, if necessary, include an overnight hospital charge of $1200 and other unexpected expenses that could occur. Please schedule a consultation with one of our board certified Reproductive Endocrinologists: Dr. Carol Anania, or Dr. Ania Kowalik to learn more about the process and which technique may be best for your individual situation.
Tubal Reversal — Getting Started
If you believe that tubal reversal is right for you, please schedule a consultation. During your appointment, you will meet with one of our board-certified fertility specialists, who will help you craft an affordable and effective fertility treatment plan. Our financial counselors will also be available to walk you through our payment plans & insurance options.
The Tubal Reversal Process
If you’ve had tubal ligation surgery, informally known as having your “tubes tied,” tubal reversal surgery could be the right fertility solution for you. Our board-certified fertility specialists will be there to help guide you every step of the way.
- Step 1 — EvaluationDuring your tubal reversal assessment, several factors are taken into account. Health of your fallopian tubes and location of sterilization are a few of these factors. Your age and the method in which the fallopian tubes were blocked in the original surgery are also important considerations. Tubal reversal is not a good fit for everyone.
- Step 2 — Tubal ReversalIf tubal reversal is a good fit for you, microsurgical techniques will be used to open the fallopian tubes and reconnect them. To test the connection, a blue dye is injected into the cervix, and if the connection is successful, the blue dye will reach the abdomen. At Fertility Solutions, we use the most advanced microsurgical techniques, as they provide benefits that include less scarring, higher success rates, and depending on the type of surgical approach, faster recovery times.
- Step 3 — Follow-UpAfter tubal reversal, there will be a follow-up appointment within the next week to monitor your healing. Before you attempt to become pregnant, the fallopian tubes need to have enough time to heal; this can take two to three months. After a short wait, you are free to begin trying for a baby!
Facts about Tubal Reversal
- Due to advances in microsurgery, tubal reversal success rates have approached 70 to 80 percent.
- The first tubal reversal surgery was performed in the 1970s.