Is Tubal Reversal Safe?

Many women who choose to have their tubes tied (tubal ligation) do so to prevent an unexpected pregnancy or because of external pressure from their partner or family and friends.

Some women who undergo this procedure may come to regret their decision later in life. Thankfully, tubal reversal surgery is a safe and effective option for women who wish to restore their ability to become pregnant.

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Understanding Tubal Reversal

When a woman chooses to undergo tubal ligation, a small portion of each fallopian tube—the part of the body that connects the egg-producing ovaries to the uterus—will be tied using a small clip, ring, or an electrical current will be used to burn a small section. A tubal reversal will remove the damaged part of your fallopian tube and reattach the pieces of the tubes that have not been affected.

While tubal reversal surgery is a safe procedure and has resulted in successful pregnancies, there are other factors that play a role in the ultimate success of this surgery.  Women who are over 35, women whose tubal ligation surgery was done years ago or women who have a BMI outside of the healthy range may struggle with pregnancy. While we are very proud of our success with repairing tubes, it is very important to remember that age still plays the biggest role in determining the chances for conception.

Tubal Ligation Reversal

A tubal ligation reversal surgery requires a physician to make a small incision in your abdomen, which allows him to then remove the clips or ties and reconnect your fallopian tubes to your uterus. This type of delicate surgery is most successful when performed by a physician experienced in tubal reversal surgery.

If you have found yourself in a different place in your life than you were when you initially chose to have a tubal ligation, you are not alone. Dr. Saadat has helped countless women realize their dream of having a child, even if they have been told it may not be possible. You owe it to yourself and your partner to explore all your options.

If you would like to know more about tubal reversal procedures, or if you are interested in finding out if you are qualified to undergo the procedure, please call our office at 310-929-6707.