Obstructions or closures in the fallopian tubes can occur for a number of reasons, and they prevent sperm from being able to reach the eggs for fertilization. Some women undergo a tubal ligation procedure to prevent pregnancy. In other cases, closures of the fallopian tubes may develop due to infection or disorders. Our expert tubal reversal center provides professional and compassionate care to restore fertility and help you complete your family.

Factors That Impact Success

Age

Age plays an important role in determining the success of your procedure. Since ovarian reserves naturally decline as a woman ages, the success of conception is impacted with age. If you are over 35, you may find it more difficult to become pregnant naturally. Additionally, the longer the tubes are blocked, the lower the chance of pregnancy after reversal.

Type of Obstruction

Most standard tubal ligation processes can be properly reversed. Successful pregnancies have been reported after the clearance of blockages due to infection or disease, and the procedure to open proximal tubal blockages has a high success rate.

Health Factors

Your medical history and current health can impact your procedure. The procedures become more difficult when performed on patients with a BMI over 30.

Patient Testimonials

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We are pregnant!! I want to shout it from the rooftops!! After 3 years of doctors visits, ultrasounds, blood tests, not to mention the more “intimate” type of visits, we are 7 months along with a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy. We came to Dr. Saadat a bit skeptical, but we realized right away that we were finally in good hands when he ordered a test that no one else had thought to order, which allowed him to then make a plan for ME, and my situation, and lo and behold, it worked! Unbelievable. Do your research, read reviews, ask around. All Doctors are not the same – you want someone that is willing to listen and go beyond the standard approach. We will be eternally grateful to Dr. Saadat and his office for everything that was done to make our dreams come true."
-Amy and Steve S.05/28/2016
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I came to Dr. Saadat’s office because I felt like the Doctor I was working with was not a good fit. It isn’t that they were doing anything wrong but I did not feel a connection. This is such a personal type of medical treatment, and I want the people helping me to make me feel cared for. Dr. Saadat’s approach is also a bit different – he does all the ultrasounds himself – which is very reassuring. His staff is great, and his bedside manner is comforting. I am thankful for everything they all did, and thankful everyday for my daughter!"
-Elle and David C.01/22/2016

Surgical Options

Tubal Ligation Reversal
Ovarian stimulation is the first step in the IVF process. We use fertility drugs that stimulate the ovaries to procedure several high-quality eggs that we will retrieve. Multiple eggs will increase the potential for producing multiple embryos, which betters your likelihood of a successful conception. During the 7- to 14-day stimulation period, ultrasound exams and lab tests are performed to track the development of the follicles.
Laparoscopy
Your egg retrieval is performed in our surgical suite once the follicles are ready. A fine needle is inserted into the ovaries, with ultrasound guidance to locate each follicle. Fluid from the follicles is drawn into a test tube to retrieve the eggs. You will be provided pain medication to alleviate any discomfort, and the procedure lasts about 15 minutes. You should be able to go home within a couple hours of your egg retrieval.
Hysteroscopy
The male partner typically collects a semen sample at our surgical suite while the egg retrieval is being performed. The semen is examined in our lab, and the best quality sperm is selected. If you feel that there may be difficulty producing a semen sample the day of, sperm can be collected ahead of time and cryopreserved.

Frequently Asked Questions

The surgery is performed in a hospital or a fully accredited ambulatory surgical facility.
Tubal ligation reversal surgery takes between one and two hours. Laparoscopic tuboplasty and hysteroscopic cannulation are typically shorter procedures.
No; surgery is done on an outpatient basis. Patients will be in recovery for approximately three or four hours before they can return home.
Recovery time is dependent on the individual’s recovery rate and response to surgery; some people take less time than others to recover. In general, recovery times are the following:
  • Tubal reversal surgery: 1 to 4 weeks
  • Laparoscopy: 2 to 7 days
  • Hysteroscopy: 1 day
Tubal ligation and blockages close off the pathways that allow egg and sperm passage. Reconnecting or clearing these pathways allows sperm to travel through the tubes and fertilize the egg.
The cost of your reversal will vary depending on a number of factors. To determine your exact cost, please contact us to schedule your consultation.