Tubal Reversal


When you decided to have your tubes tied, more than likely you were 100% sure you never wanted to get pregnant. What if your life circumstances change and you choose to conceive again? Good news is, there is still a way to make it happen.

Before you schedule your procedure, here are the questions you should be asking as a patient. Your health, safety and success during and after surgery depend on the following items. These are the questions you must ask before scheduling your surgery:

1. Is your surgeon double board certified in both OB/GYN as well as Reproductive Endocrinology?

Board certification matters. When a physician is board certified it demonstrates that they have attained exceptional skill in their chosen specialty. As a patient receiving care you can have the peace of mind knowing that your provider is an expert in the field of their chosen specialty.2. Is your physicians’ board certification active?

In addition to ensuring that your provider is board certified it is also imperative to ask if they maintain their board certification. This shows continued proficiency and commitment to learning the latest scientific advances in their chosen specialty.

3. Is the surgical center state certified and fully accredited?

When it comes to a safe procedure, a competent board certified doctor is key, but equally as important is having that procedure done in a fully certified and fully accredited surgical center.

4. Does your doctor have hospital privileges should it be necessary?

Simply being a fully licensed physician does NOT immediately allow a doctor to treat a patient admitted to a hospital. The physician must go through a process after which the chosen hospital will choose to grant privileges. If the physician is deemed to meet their standards the physician will earn privileges, or the hospital will deny privileges if they feel the physician does not meet their standards.

5. Can your doctor offer IVF as an alternative if you are not a good candidate for the surgery, or if the surgery is unsuccessful?

As a patient receiving care it gives peace of mind knowing that your provider has expertise and skill in every area of their medical specialty. It also gives peace of mind knowing that your physician can offer alternative treatments if needed. Thus being able to continue care under the same physician until a desired outcome of treatment has been reached.

6. Does your doctor perform a mandatory, comprehensive pre-operative visit, including a pelvic ultrasound and bloodwork, so that you are medically cleared for surgery?

It is imperative that your physician perform a comprehensive pre-operative exam to make sure, as much as possible, that surgery is a safe and viable option for you.

7. Does your doctor offer a post-operative appointment to ensure that you are recovering without complications?

At the conclusion of your procedure it is important that your physician brings you back for a post-operative visit. This visit allows the doctor to make sure that you are healing and that you are not having any issues from surgery, as well as giving you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Our double board certified physician at the Reproductive Fertility Center has been performing Tubal Reversal surgery for over 10 years and administering the highest quality patient care available. Please call our office (310) 278-7590 and speak with our staff who will be happy to answer all of your questions.