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4 Questions Women Want To Ask About Tubal Reversal Surgery

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Many women believe sterilization or tubal ligation is not reversible because that is what they were told when they underwent tubal ligation. But that is not true. For women who want to become pregnant, tubal ligation or female sterilization is reversible, thanks to Tubal Reversal Surgery.

IS TUBAL REVERSAL SURGERY POSSIBLE?

Yes, it is. During a tubal ligation procedure the fallopian tube is closed to prevent pregnancy. The fallopian tubes are closed by sealing them with a clip or ring, tying them together, or cauterization. Tubal ligation can be reversed with microsurgery by opening the closed ends of the fallopian tubes and rejoining the closed tubes.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHETHER I AM A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR TUBAL REVERSAL SURGERY?

Your doctor will consider several factors before deciding if tubal reversal surgery is right for you. These factors include –

• Your age
• Your overall health
• The health of your female reproductive system (remaining fallopian tubes, uterus, and ovaries)
• Type of ligation done previously
• The amount of scar tissue in the pelvic region
• The length of the remaining fallopian tubes
• If or not the fallopian tubes function properly

Good candidates for tubal reversal surgery are women who only had small sections of the fallopian tubes removed, those whose tubes were closed using the clip or ring method, and women younger than age 40 years.

DO I HAVE TO UNDERGO ANY TESTS BEFORE TUBAL REVERSAL SURGERY?

Before undergoing a tubal reversal procedure, the doctor will ask you several questions about the reason for choosing the surgery, your health etc. The tubal reversal surgery specialist in Los Angeles may assess ovary function with diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests. A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is done to check the length and function of the fallopian tubes.

HOW IS THE TUBAL REVERSAL SURGERY CARRIED OUT?

The doctor gives you general anesthesia. A small incision is made at the belly button. A small, lighted scope (laparoscope) is inserted into the pelvis, allowing the doctor to view the fallopian tubes. After determining if or not the procedure is doable, the doctor makes a small incision at the lower pubic region, near the hairline. Small instruments are used to remove the rings or clips on the tubes, and to reconnect the ends of the tubes to the uterus. After removing all instruments, the incisions are closed with sutures.

To know more about tubal reversal surgery, call Pacific Reproductive Center at 866-423-2645 or visit pacificreproductivecenter.com.