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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Tubal Ligation (Definition)

Sterilization procedure for women. It may involve a small incision in in the belly botton to fulgrate the tubes or tie them and remove ...Read more


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Is tubal ligation major surgery? How long to recover from it?

Is tubal ligation major surgery? How long to recover from it?

No if done in office: Tubal ligation (occlusion) can also be done in the office setting using a scope to look inside the uterus. Tiny devices can be placed into the fallopian tubes to block them. This can be done with local anesthesia, much like having a tooth cavity filled. ...Read more

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How effective can a vasectomy reversal be 10 years after a vasectomy?

How effective can a vasectomy reversal be 10 years after a vasectomy?

VERY effective!: We recently reported a study of our "older" vasectomy reversals, defined as vasectomies >15 years old. Impressive results. See the link: http://abclocal.Go.Com/kgo/story?Section=news/health&id=8740026. ...Read more

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Had tubal ligation with rings done 2 years ago? Is pregnancy possible? How reliable are the fallopian rings?

Had tubal ligation with rings done 2 years ago? Is pregnancy possible? How reliable are the fallopian rings?

Pregnancy with tubal: Yes- Pregnancy is possible although not likely. During the tubal ligation the tubes are tied off. The egg still ovulates and sperm can still theoretically get by the tubes occlusion. It happens, but is very rare. For the "Falope" ring the failure rate is 17.7/1000 procedures according to one study by Peterson, et.al. in the Am J Obstet Gynecol. Apr 1996;174(4):1161-8; discussion 1168-70. ...Read more

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During my tubal ligation, my ob/gyn used a surgical instrument that is contraindicated for tubal sterilization. Is that ok to do?

During my tubal ligation, my ob/gyn  used a surgical instrument that is contraindicated for tubal sterilization. Is that ok to do?

Get second opinion: this story sounds incorrect. tubal ligation done properly is a very easy procedure and it is unusual that mistakes are made like this. the consequences of mistakes, like unintended pregnancy make doctors pretty careful about this stuff. get the operative report and review it with another gyn surgeon to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Can i still get pregnant after 3..4 yrs after tubal ligation (clamps) without reversal or without in vitro fertilization.Want a child but not surgery?

Can i still get pregnant after 3..4 yrs after tubal ligation (clamps) without reversal or without in vitro fertilization.Want a child but not surgery?

Informed Consent: No. Your tubes were not just clamped. They were cut, burned, scarred and made impossible to have any sperm or egg contact. This was very well explained to you when you chose to have your tubal ligation. There is little chance that surgery can repair this. Please discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

Depends: Total recovery time for laparoscopic surgery varies but usually ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on the patient. Many women resume their daily activities within the first week of recovery. Factors such as your overall health, your support system at home, and your age will also be factors in your recovery. Follow up visits with your doctor are very important. ...Read more

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When CABG, doctor talk that my LAA will ligation. how is the procedure the LAA ligation? With amputation (removal), sewing, or ligation with thread?

When CABG, doctor talk that my  LAA will ligation. how is the procedure the LAA ligation?  With amputation (removal), sewing, or ligation with thread?

All 3 or a clip: Left Atrial Appendage removal or exclusion can be done by putting a large clip across it, by oversewing it, of if in the heart, by sewing inside. ...Read more

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How effective is sperm regeneration after a vasectomy reversal?

How effective is sperm regeneration after a vasectomy reversal?

Very good: In the hands of an experienced Urologist who does micro surgery, there is about 90 % plus chance of sperm return to semen after a vas reversal. Influencing factors can be: time since vasectomy, and age of patient. Even with sperm return, female factors have to be considered in trying to achieve a pregnancy ...Read more

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I'm 42 and has laser tubal ligation surgery 10 years ago. What are my chances of a reversal and successful pregnancy? Thanks.

Alternative: You may try to have the tubal ligation reversed. Alternatively you could have eggs harvested, fertilized in-vitro and embryos implanted in your uterus. ...Read more

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What is the risk of pregnancy after having the essure procedure? Can essure be removed?

What is the risk of pregnancy after having the essure procedure? Can essure be removed?

Permanent : Essure is permanent. There are involved, expensive surgical procedures to remove the coils but they are not certain to result in fertility. The risk of pregnancy after essure with post procedure hsg documenting success is <1%. ...Read more

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How long it take for fallopian tubes to heal or possibly grow back (recanalize) after a pomeroy tl? what type of suture is used during tl?

How long it take for fallopian tubes to heal or possibly grow back (recanalize) after a pomeroy tl? what type of suture is used during tl?

I don't know: One thing is true after a pomeroy prcedure it is possible that sperm can find there way across the cut segment or that the tubes will grow back. It is the number 1 procedure for sterilization but not fool proof ...Read more

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How painful is the IVF procedure for women?

How painful is the IVF procedure for women?

Most say not bad: I can't address that question personally, but can say that 99% of my patients go home within 1 hour of the egg retrieval procedure. Probably 2/3 to 3/4 go back to work the next day. I never need to give more than 1 day of prescription pain medicine. ...Read more

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When is it safe to resume exercise after a laparoscopic tubal ligation?

When is it safe to resume exercise after a laparoscopic tubal ligation?

WhenYourBodyTellsYou: Technically that operation is minimally invasive so you should bounce back pretty quickly. However, each individual is different. It took me a month to start bouncing back from a minor hernia repair. So wait a week or so then start slowly progressing and see how it goes each day. You'll know if you are careful. But don't push it hard for about a month. Just "listen to your body." It will tell you ...Read more

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How long after having a tubal sterilization Does it take to stop ovulating? I've been premenopausal since having the surgery done in 2011.

How long after having a tubal sterilization Does it take to stop ovulating? I've been premenopausal since having the surgery done in 2011.

Depends: There is no correlation between tubal sterilization and cessation of ovulation. In other words, tubal ligation does not stop you from ovulating. It is debated if tubal sterilization affects ovarian blood supply and hence eventually the function of the ovaries which includes ovulation ...Read more