Tubal Ligation Reversal
Cardone Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CRMI) offers tubal ligation reversal surgery at Beverly Hospital for women who have had their fallopian tubes ligated or tied. Tubal ligation reversal also is known as tubal reanastomosis. The type of surgery performed at the ligation will determine if reversal surgery is your best option for getting pregnant.
The required initial consultation costs $250; the procedure, including physician fees, anesthesia, and Beverly Hospital room and board costs approximately $11,500. A laparoscopy or other exploratory surgery or pre-admission testing may be needed and will cost additional.
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We perform this surgery at Beverly Hospital, a division of Northeast Health Systems, Beverly, MA. A one night stay is included in the fee and generally required.
Please bring a copy of your medical records or operative notes and pathology reports from your tubal ligation to your initial consult or have them sent from your ob-gyn' s office in advance. If you cannot obtain your medical records and are not sure how the procedure was done, it may be necessary to perform a laparoscopy to examine your fallopian tubes and determine if tubal reversal is likely to be successful. In some cases, the tubes can be repaired at that time. If your tubes were cauterized ("burned") in more than one place, it may not be possible to repair the tubes and Dr. Cardone will discuss other options with you, mostly likely IVF. If you are a good candidate for reversal, chances of conceiving after your surgery are very good.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long do I have to wait after surgery to resume normal activity?
A. Light activity can resume within a few days, strenuous activity within 4-6 weeks.
Q. How long do I have to wait after surgery to begin trying to conceive?
A. 6-8 weeks
Q. Should I use an ovulation predictor kit (available at drug stores)?
A. It is definitely recommended.
Q. Which methods of tubal ligation are easiest to reverse?
A. Tubal clip or ring; Pomeroy method and others to be determined in your initial consultation.
Q. Are there any methods of tubal ligation that cannot be reversed?
A. Yes, the success rate of reversal is very dependent on the amount of tube that was removed. As you can imagine, the less tube that has been removed or damaged at the ligation, the higher chances for success.
Q. Are pre-operative tests required?
A. The following lab tests are required prior to your tubal reversal surgery: CBC (complete blood count); HIV-1 antibody; Hepatitis B surface antigen; and Hepatitis C RNA or antibody. Your own physician can order these tests. Additional lab tests may be required, depending upon your medical history. Abnormal tests results indicating medical problems will delay scheduling surgery, until corrected. Please request your doctor or lab to fax the results to us at (781) 438-9601.