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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?

5/1,000: Essure is very effective with only 5/1, 000 patients conceiving after the procedure. The removal is best at the time of insertion because later it is embedded in the tube it is considered permanent and irreversible. ...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

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I've had a tubal ligation four years ago. I'm now 29 years old and after the procedure i've had a problem with acne. I've experienced other things too?

I've had a tubal ligation four years ago. I'm now 29 years old and after the procedure i've had a problem with acne. I've experienced other things too?

Unrelated: There is no reason a tubal ligation would have anything to do with return of acne.While many look at this as a teen issue, some have acne off & on well into their 30's and beyond. The issue is a chance association not a cause. Reversing the procedure would not trigger a cure that would not happen in time by chance alone. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old. I have three children and really regretting my tubal ligation and endometrial ablation. I do not bleed at all but occasionally have brown thick discharge. Is there any type of procedures and medications that would help me to carry a chi

I am 26 years old. I have three children and really regretting my tubal ligation and endometrial ablation. I do not bleed at all but occasionally have brown thick discharge. Is there any type of procedures and medications that would help me to carry a chi

Surrogacy: Its where you find someone that will carry a baby for you.Your hubby's sperm is added to eggs harvested from you and they use IVF to plant the result in a surrogate. This is quite expensive and not covered by insurance, but it is a way for you to have a kid. Otherwise you are done. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation 5 years ago, and have always had normal cycles since. up until now, I've not had a cycle since early February. I'm 36 years o?

I had a tubal ligation 5 years ago, and have always had normal cycles since.  up until now, I've not had a cycle since early February.  I'm 36 years o?

Pregnancy test: Tubal ligations are very reliable but they do occasionally fail. Take a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant then there are many reason's for a missed period such as hormonal shifts, early menopause, stress, and thyroid disorders. If you are not pregnant and do not get a period soon, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I had an ablation and tubal ligation 5 years ago. Im considering a tubal reversal.What are my risks and success rate of having a healthy baby?

I had an ablation and tubal ligation 5 years ago. Im considering a tubal reversal.What are my risks and success rate of having a healthy baby?

Probably: In my experience, 80-90% of tubal ligations can be reversed and generally with good results. I respectfully agree with the last answer and most skilled reproductive surgeons have excellent results with ectopic rates of 5% or less and pregnancy rates in the 60-70+% range depending on age. Surgery can be done as an outpatient with an overnight stay. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the general procedure for tubal ligation?

What is the general procedure for tubal ligation?

Laparoscopy: The best practice is doing the surgery as outpatient using laparoscopic approach
Tubal resection is preferred over ligation to decrease risk of ovarian cancer ...Read more

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Can a tubal ligation be reversed I am 47 years old

Yes, : Yes, a tubal ligation can be reversed. But at age 47 years old you are not likely to have viable eggs in your ovaries. The chances of natural conception and carrying a pregnancy to term at this age would be so low, that i don't know why you would consider this surgery. Mother nature only designed us to bear children until a certain age. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the procedure for tubal ligation?

Vaires: There are several types of tubal ligation: by cameras after a vaginal delivery with a small incision during a cesarean section, through your c section scar. Internally, like a pap spear. All basically remove a segment of the tube, or clip it, to block conception. They have varying success rates. ...Read more

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What would I have to do to have a baby after a Tubal ligation has been done 4 years ago.

Nearly Impossible: Adoption would be more likely and easier than surgery trying to create patent tubes after a tubal ligation. That nearly impossible feat was explained in depth and in specific detail when you chose to have the tubal ligation. ...Read more

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How can i find out if i had tubal ligation done 19 years ago...Im engaged and want to have a baby..

How can i find out if i had tubal ligation done 19 years ago...Im engaged and want to have a baby..

Records release: You need to execute a records release to any doctors or hospitals that you may have received care from in the past. An Operative report in those records will determine if the Fallopian tubes were in fact ligated or interrupted. If all else fails, a GYN MD can perform either a HSG dye study or a Laparoscopy that visualizes the Fallopian tubes for ligation. ...Read more

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I got a tubal ligation 2 years ago and but now I want another child. They were cut and clamped not burned!?

I got a tubal ligation 2 years ago and but now I want another child.  They were cut and clamped not burned!?

Anastomosis: Micro tubal anastomosis is very successful when performed by well trained reproductive endocrinologists. The success rates depend upon where the ligation is on the tubes and what length of tube is left after the anastomosis procedure. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation 7 years ago and now want another child. I can't afford a reversal or in vitriol. What can I do?

I had a tubal ligation 7 years ago and now want another child. I can't afford a reversal or in vitriol. What can I do?

Options limited: In order to regain your fertility, you need to either have a tubal reversal or undergo ivf. If a spontaneous pregnancy does take place without either treatments, it is likely secondary to failure of the tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy, but i wouldn't count on that. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation 6 months ago but dr didn't tell me what kind of procedure he did and if it was an easy reversal what procd.Do dr use more?

I had a tubal ligation 6 months ago but dr didn't tell me what kind of procedure he did and if it was an easy reversal what procd.Do dr use more?

Hard to say: Easiest way to know is ask your doctor or request your operative records. If you had the tubal ligation within days of delivery or during cesarean delivery, the tubes were likely tied and cut. If it was performed later via laparoscopy, then they may have been cauterized (burned), or a clip or ring may have been placed to block the tubes. Procedure choice is highly physician dependent. ...Read more

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What's better a tubal ligation or the essure procedure?

What's better a tubal ligation or the essure procedure?

Tubal vs essure: They both provide permanent sterilization but the tubal requires general anesthesia and surgery into the abdomen with incisions that have to heal. It is immediately effective. An essure can be done in the office under a local cervical block and has no incisions. It takes about 3 months to become effective. You have to do a simple test at 3 months to prove the tubes are blocked. ...Read more

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Should I still have collar pain many years after my tubal ligation?

Collar pain?: I have no idea what you mean by collar pain or how it could be related to a tubal ...Read more

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What is a pomeroy tubal ligation? Can I still have a baby after the procedure?

Yes, but need help: A Pomeroy tubal ligation is a common way to "tie your tubes" at the time of a c/section. The tubes are tied with suture, a segment is cut out and sometimes the remaining ends are cauterized. The chance of getting pregnant is about 7.5/1000 (.75%). That is a very low chance. If you want to get pregnant, its still possible to get pregnant with help from a fertility specialist. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation two years ago and now all of a sudden my cycle started5 days early not sure why?

I had a tubal ligation two years ago and now all of a sudden my cycle started5 days  early not sure why?

Hormonal changes: unsure why but tubal ligation has a lot of drawbacks , unnatural , more cramps and hysterectomies after such but it may be thickened lining and need gyn dr to do a evaluation, sometimes just medrogyprogesterone for 10 days a month for 2-3 months more clean off thickened lining but should see a gyn dr. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation almost 4 years ago, my fiance and I want to have a baby, what choices I have and what will be the least expensive ,?

I had a tubal ligation almost 4 years ago, my fiance and I want to have a baby, what choices I have and what will be the least expensive ,?

Tubal and pregnancy: Pregnancy after sterilization will involve either surgery of IVF. Which one depends on the type of sterilization that you had - Essure vs other operative method:burning ,clipping, removing? Talk to your doctor about which type and consult him about your options. None of the options are cheap. ...Read more

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If my insurance dose not cover reversable tubal ligation how much will the surgery cost how much would be the deposit to start procedure of surgery.

If my insurance dose not cover reversable tubal ligation how much will the surgery cost how much would be the deposit to start procedure of surgery.

Expensive: microsurgery repair especially robotic can cost thousands if bungled can cause tubal pregnancy which is an emergency or not work at all IVF is the way to go ...Read more