Tubal Ligation Reversal is an Option for Couples Wishing to Conceive After Sterilization.
Tubal ligation reversal is considered by patients who desire fertility after previous tubal sterilization (also called “tubal ligation”) which involves (in addition to IVF) the process of having their tubes surgically repaired. This minimally invasive surgical procedure involves making a small incision in the lower abdomen (“mini-laparotomy”) and then a precise surgical re-attachment of the cut ends using an operating microscope and microsurgical technique.
Tubal ligation reversal is performed in an out-patient surgery center. Most patients stay overnight; some may be well enough to go home on the same day. If there are no other fertility issues, this procedure is generally associated with a high success rate of 60-90% pregnancy within one year. This procedure also has the added advantage that it may be able to afford more than just one single pregnancy. Our tubal reversal doctors are amongst the most experienced and recognized in the community in performing this technique and play a major role in teaching this procedure to physicians in training (at Women’s and Children’s Hospital of the USC School of Medicine).