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How successful is a reversal of a tubal ligation usually?

How successful is a reversal of a tubal ligation usually?

Depends: Success of a tubal ligation reversal depends on three things: 1. Age of the patient. 2. Skill of the surgeon. 3. Length of tubal segments that are remaining. Any one that is considering a reversal of her tubal sterilization needs to find a reproductive surgeon with a lot of experience and expertise with good success rates and especially a low incidence of ectopic pregnancy (less than 5%). ...Read more

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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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What is a recovery time for a c-section and tubal ligation?

2-6 weeks: Most women feel pretty good after a c-section. The recovery is typically about 6 weeks but is progressively better after the first week or two. Most women stay in the hospitalm3-4 days. We recommend no driving for 2 weeks and no heavy lifting for about 6 weeks. Tubal ligation during c-sections does not affect recovery. ...Read more

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How successful is a tubal ligation reversal & is there a time restriction on when it is best?

Varies: There is no specific time restriction, it works as well sooner and later. results vary with "how" the ligation was down. Generally use of clips (Hulka, Filshie) or rings (Yoon, Fallope) give the best reversals, postpartum (Pomeroy) type ligations are often also very good. Anything involving cautery ("burning") usually will give a less good result. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for a tubal ligation?

What is the typical recovery time for a tubal ligation?

Yes: Recovery after tubal ligation depends upon the method used if you've had general anesthesia and a procedure that entered the abdominal procedure ie a post partum tubal or laparoscopy recovery can be 5 to 7 days. If you've had a vaginal tubal; several days. If you've had hysterscopic placement of the essure, my patient's recovery is immediate. ...Read more

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How likely is pregnancy following a tubal ligation?

Much less than: 1% but not 0, tubals can fail depends how it was done, who did it, some have a higher failure rate than others if u think u are preg u need evaluation asap as u must make sure it is not ssuck in the tube. ...Read more

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I'm planning on having a tubal ligation reversal and I have researched several doctors, what is the average cost of a reversal tubal ligation.

Tubal reversal: Depending on where you live upward of usd 12, 000. You have a 50 % chance of having a tubal pregnancy after refertilization. You are likely to be better off doing test tube fertilization (ivf). ...Read more

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How painful is a tubal ligation?

Depends on procedure: Most patients now opt for an in office procedure called the essure. The one i did this morning in my office took less than two minutes and the patient and i were chatting the entire time. ...Read more

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How good is a tubal ligation?

Depends: It depends on the type of tubal ligation. If you had your tubes cut and tied at the time of a cesarean delivery, it fails about 1 time in 400. If you had a clip placed on the tube it is usually around 1:300. The newer tubal ligations where we put a coil or plug in the tubes are better and fail really rarely. ...Read more

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How likely is it that a tubal ligation fails while performed during a c section?

How likely is it that a tubal ligation fails while performed during a c section?

Depends..: If you asking about the overall risk of pregnancy after btl it is 1:300. If you are referring to the inability to perform btl during a c-section that depends on pelvic scarring and adhesions as well as on surgical expertise. It should be <1-2% though. ...Read more

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What is the expected success rate of a vasectomy reversal?

What is the expected success rate of a vasectomy reversal?

Vasectomy revearsals: The success rate for vasectomy revearsals decreases as the time from the original vasectomy increases. Generally, the success rate is 90% one year after a vasectomy, but it declines by 10% per year thereafter. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a baby after reversal tubal ligation?

Is it possible to have a baby after reversal tubal ligation?

Depends: Fertility can be obtained after a tubal ligation either through surgical repair (if amenable to reversal) or through ivf (tubal bypass). Tubal reversal success will depend on health of the tubes as well as chances to conceive overall. Ivf does not require tubes and therefore success will depend on the age of the female as well as presence of other infertility factors. ...Read more

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What is a better medical choice with tubal ligation to obtain a pregnancy; IVF or tubal reversal?

Depends: There are a number of factors in making that decision including what type of tubal ligation you had, how many years ago it occurred, and what your fertility is like now according to labs that would show how your ovaries function. If you are making that decision, you should have a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist to see if he/she thinks you are a good candidate for either. ...Read more

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What is fulguration involving a tubal ligation?

Burn: Fulguration means cauterization. It is safer to have a tubal ligation in the office. It is done through the vagina with a local anesthetic and no incisions. Recovery is almost immediate. ...Read more

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What is the failure rate of a tubal ligation?

Lowest in general: The failure rate of a tubal ligation is the lowest of all birth control methods. Having said that in the CREST study African American women had higher failure rates that non AA women, and younger women (under the age of 27) had a more than 20 fold higher failure rate than women over 35 y/o. ...Read more

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Which is a cheaper procedure: a vasectomy reversal or ivf?

Which is a cheaper procedure: a vasectomy reversal or ivf?

Vasectomy Reversal: A vasectomy reversal is almost always cheaper and gives the couple the opportunity to achieve pregnancy each and every month through sex. When aspiration of sperm and IVF is the route taken, it generally limits the couple because if the cycle is not successful, the only chance to get pregnant is with another expensive IVF cycle. So, almost always better to have a reversal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a tubal ligation reversal?

Absolutely: The length of time your tubes are tied is a zero factor. Success depends on three factors: 1. Skill of the surgeon, 2. Length of tubal segments remaining, and 3. Age of the patient. In skilled hands, the surgery is safe and the risk of an ectopic is less than 5%. An operative report may help but is not always "accurate". Ivf is also an option but generally costs a lot more. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there a posibilty to get pregnant after having a tubal ligation reversal?

Is there a posibilty to get pregnant after having a tubal ligation reversal?

Yes: You have two options to regain your fertility after tubal ligation. One option is tubal reversal while the other is in vitro fertilization (ivf). You need an evaluation by a fertility specialist to see which treatment suits you best. If you are asking if pregnancy can happen after tubal ligation (that is failure of the tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy) the answer is yes, but very low chance. ...Read more

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What is the possability and risks of pregnancy occuring after both a tubal ligation with a uteral ablation! how rare is it and can it occur twice?

Much less than 1%: Endometrial ablation is not a sterilization procedure and cannot be relied on for pregnancy prevention, though it probably reduces the risk. Most methods of tubal ligation have failure rates of less than 1%, so one can get pregnant after having both and lightning can strike twice! ...Read more