Spring is a time for renewal, rebirth…and tubal reversal? The fertility specialists at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates remind hopeful parents-to-be that tubal reversal surgery can restore a woman’s chances for pregnancy, and provides an alternative to in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
Women sometimes opt to have their “tubes tied” through the process of tubal ligation (tubal sterilization). This birth control method involves cutting or blocking the fallopian tubes to prevent an egg from moving from the ovaries into the fallopian tubes where sperm can fertilize it. Tubal ligation is considered a permanent form of birth control.
However, if you have decided to get pregnant and add to your family, it’s possible to give your fallopian tubes a second chance.
How Does Tubal Reversal Work?
This microsurgery, performed under general anesthesia, involves a small bikini incision and a procedure to reconnect the fallopian tubes. Recovery time varies, but plan on two weeks of downtime after tubal reversal surgery.
Dr. Samuel Chantilis, M.D., board certified as an obgyn and reproductive endocrinologist says:
“Prior to undergoing a tubal reversal, an evaluation is typically conducted to ensure that there aren’t other factors that could impact fertility. This evaluation includes a semen analysis to evaluate the male, a sonogram and blood test to evaluate ovarian reserve, and a uterine cavity evaluation.”
What’s more, with package pricing at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, the cost of tubal reversal is similar/less than to that of IVF, without the risk of multiple birth associated with IVF.
The type of tubal ligation surgery and length of the tube removed determines your chances for a successful reversal, so plan to gather your operative reports prior to meeting with a fertility specialist.
Oftentimes, advanced reproductive technologies (ART) open doors that frustrated couples experiencing infertility believed were forever closed. A consultation with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates can rejuvenate your attempts to get pregnant.