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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.

COSTS

Please call our office to get pricing for a tubal reversal. A laparoscopy or other exploratory surgery or pre-admission testing may be needed and will cost additional.

HOSPITAL

We perform this surgery at Beverly Hospital, a division of Lahey Health, Beverly, MA.

WHAT IS A TUBAL REVERSAL?

A tubal reversal is a surgery that restores a woman’s fertility by reconnecting her fallopian tubes, thereby allowing the sperm and eggs to fertilize and pregnancy to occur.

RECORDS

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

How long do I have to wait after surgery to resume normal activity?

Light activity can resume within a few days, strenuous activity within 4-6 weeks.

How long do I have to wait after surgery to begin trying to conceive?
Should I use an ovulation predictor kit (available at drug stores)?
Which methods of tubal ligation are easiest to reverse?
Are there any methods of tubal ligation that cannot be reversed?
Are pre-operative tests required?