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A 33-year-old female asked:

If you had a tubaligation can it be undone? at what cost and how long does it take

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Around $5000: Definitely tubal ligations can be reversed. Doctors charge usually between $4500-8000. You would need to see an infertility specialist (rei) doctor. The procedure doesn't take days, only hours to complete. At 33 most doctors would recommend that. As women get older, many rei's would recommend go straight to ivf, but at 33 reversal seems like much better option. Good luck!
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Agree for sure, but also consider success of tubal reversal (BTA) depends greatly on "type" of tubal ligation: Pomeroy and tubal clips/rings are generally good candidates, extensive use of cautery, fimbriectomy, cornual ligations mostly give poor results.
Aug 13, 2013
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the additional information, Dr. Honore!
Aug 13, 2013

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