The most common form of permanent female sterilization is tubal ligation (or getting your “tubes tied”). The doctors here at Coastal Fertility Specialists (CFS) can help you restore your natural fertility with a reversal of your tubal ligation (reconnecting the fallopian tubes) which, in otherwise fertile patients, results in a high pregnancy rate. This procedure is known as tubal anastomosis.
Is tubal anastomosis right for you?
Before tubal anastomosis can begin, we perform a brief fertility evaluation to ensure that you are ovulating on a regular basis and that there are no other causes of infertility. If no other signs of fertility problems can be identified, tubal anastomosis may be the best option to help you have a baby. If we find fertility problems, they can usually be treated. For some patients, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) will provide the best pregnancy rates after tubal ligation.
The tubal anastomosis procedure
Tubal anastomosis is a surgical procedure that lasts approximately two hours. The surgeon makes a 3 to 4 cm skin incision to remove the blocked portion of the fallopian tubes and suture the fallopian tubes back together. This type of microsurgery is very delicate and must be performed by a reproductive surgeon with advanced training in laparoscopic surgery.
Tubal anastomosis success rates
Tubal anastomosis can be performed in greater than 90 percent of all cases of female sterilization.
For those with normal underlying fertility, if 100 patients undergo the reversal of a tubal ligation, approximately 80 patients would successfully conceive and deliver a healthy baby.
If you are interested in tubal anastomosis we encourage you to contact us here at Coastal Fertility Specialists in the Charleston, SC area.