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%).
Depends on specifics. The success of a sterilization reversal depends on severeal factors, but primarily on age, the type of sterilization procedure that was performed, and the presence or absence of other fertility factors such as ovulatory function and semen quality. Unfortunately, at age 48, because the likelihood for success is so verty low, most physicians would not be willing to perform the operation.
20-80 % Younger women, given time, can achieve very good pregnancy rates after tubal reversal. Over age 40, successes are rare.

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How successful is tubal ligation reversal typically?

Varies. It depends upon what method of tubal ligation was performed; success can vary from 0% to about 80%. Read more...
Depends. Many factors play into the success of tubal reversal including age, technique of tubal ligation, length & proximity of tubes. Average success is 60%. Tubal reversal is usually not covered by insurance so you would want to compare with price for ivf. Read more...
Varies. 0-80%, many factors play into the success of a tubal reversal procedure. Some factors that infertility specialists consider in quoting success rates are: the type of tubal ligation procedure performed, amount of tube removed (or destroyed with burning), whether the ends of the tube were removed, patients age, husbands sperm count and female partners egg quality tests. Read more...
Tubal Reversal PG. I completely agree with dr smith. Let me add that another factor is that very few of us perform these surgeries. Success varies with experience. I retired from the navy in 1994, when i did 3 reversals a week for many years. Since retirement, my civilian practice yielded about 1-2 per year. Find a surgeon who does these. Also, remember that it takes 1-2 yrs to get pregnant after surgery. Read more...
Age dependant. Success of reversal is dependant on your age as well as type of ligation procedure performed. In general the monthly chance of conception before your tubal ligation should be around 20-25%. At 42 years old your chances decrease. You need to see a fertility specialist to discuss with you the options and your chances based on an evaluation. Read more...

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...

What is the cost for a reversal of a tubal ligation, what is the standard proceedure? I had a tubal ligation over twelve yrs. Ago and my boyfriend is wantting to have kids. I do not know for sure as to how my tubes were closed (tide or burnt), could there

It . It depends on where you live and if your dr offers this in a hospital or outpatient surgical center. In general, around 8-12, 000 for the procedure, facility and anesthesia, but it can certainly vary. The doctor would want to read the operative report if available, if not they may offer to put a small telescope (a laparoscope) to make sure the reversal is feasible. If it is, then they will proceed. Patients recover quite well and are back to work 1-2 weeks later depending on the technique used. Complications are low from the procedure, but you do increase your risk for a tubal pregnancy, relative to people who have normal tubes. If you are afraid of the procedure or the tubes cannot be reversed, then ivf is your best option. Hope this helps. Read more...
You . You have 2 basic options for achieving another pregnancy: surgical sterilization reversal and in vitro fertilization (ivf). I agree with dr loret de mola’s comments. Let me add a few thoughts. You need to seek care from a reproductive surgeon or reproductive endocrinologist to determine the best option for you. Your dr. Will need to know the specific technique used to cut your fallopian tubes (ideally they would like to review the operation report), your general health and some reproductive fertility assessment tests. Costs sterilization reversal surgery can cost almost as much as in ivf cycle because the surgery requires anywhere from 2-4 hours to perform in the operating room is very expensive part of the hospital. The cost is from about $8, 000 - $15, 000. Ivf cycles often come with a refund guarantee but surgery never does - and this may make ivf cheaper. Reversal and ivf sterilization reversal is one of the few reproductive surgeries that offers a high success rate. The surgery requires an operative microscope in order to remove the scar tissue around the ends of the tube that was cut and to sew them together. Not every surgeon is trained to perform microsurgery therefore you should seek out a surgeon with experience. Ivf does not require that your fallopian tubes be open. Ivf is a good option for situations in which the sterilization surgery removed a large amount of fallopian tube, the woman's age is older than 35-38 years or or there is also a male factor involved such that the sperm has a low potential for fertilizing the egg. You did not state in your question whether this is the same partner that created the first children or whether you have a new partner and he may or may not be fertile. Choices in order to choose between these 2 treatment options, we need to determine that there would be sufficient tube length at the end of the sterilization reversal surgery to yield a high probability of success compared to ivf, that your fertility potential is not compromised suggesting a small window of opportunity to achieve pregnancy, that your husband has normally functioning sperm and that you are willing to invest at least one year after surgery to achieve pregnancy. Additionally, if you're a good surgical candidate and you want to have multiple children then surgery may be a better option because we cannot always guarantee that you will have extra embryos frozen after ivf. Ivf is so success these days that there is a trend away from surgery. We often cannot reliably determine whether surgery or ivf would be the best option. We also need to look at the costs of both surgery and ivf and what insurance will pay plus whether you can have a refund guarantee for ivf. In conclusion, you probably have 2 good options for achieving another child. I predict that when you meet with your physician, at the answer to some of these questions will become more obvious. Good luck. Read more...

Is there any guarantee for reversal of tubal ligation?

NO. It depends when and what type you had. Your specialist should be able to give you odds after he or see has evaluated everything before and after they do the surgery. If it cannot be reversed you would be a candidate for in vitro. Read more...
Unfortunately no. Tubal reversal is successful in many cases. Certain types of libation procedures however may not be reversible. Some tubes may also be too short after reversal reducing the chances of success. Your doctor should be able to discuss all these limitations with you. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: reversal of tubal ligation?

Tubes "untied" Reversal of tubal ligation is a surgical attempt at re-establishing continuity of the fallopian tubes after they have been interrupted by a sterilization procedure. Read more...
Tubal Reanastomosis. Tubal ligation reversal (reanastomosis) is a surgical procedure, which can restore the function of fallopian tubes, which have been blocked by a previous sterilization operation. Reversal operations are performed using microsurgical techniques, in which microscopes or loupes are used to visualize and bring together the very narrow hollow center portion of the fallopian tubes. Read more...

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?

Limited choices. If you truly want to raise another child you can always adopt. You have answered your question without realizing it.If you can't afford to have your own, you can foster other kids who need temporary or long term placement or adopt. Read more...
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...

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?

Reversal of tubal . You probably need the or report and an xray procedure called an hsg to evaluate if it's feasible to perform the tubal reversal. But remember that most reproductive surgeons will perform a cutting operation to gain access to the anatomy and perform the reversal. You'll need from 4-6 weeks to recovery. Ivf is an option without having the reversal. Read more...
Ask your doc. If the procedure was done the day after having a baby you probably had a pomeroy tubal ligation where the tubes are tied and cut. If it was done using a telescope called laparoscopy through the belly button then it is probably done with clips or rubber bands. These latter procedures are easier to repair. If it was done vaginally using coils (essure) it is considered permanent. Read 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...

Is it possible to get a tubal ligation reversal?

40% to 85%. But it depends on several factors: the best candidates for tubal reversal are women younger than age 40 who had sterilization surgery immediately following childbirth. Have you considered adopting? Probably cheaper, and the success rate is 100%! and you would be doing a good thing. A very good thing. Read more...
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...

Tubal ligation reversal success?

40% to 85%. But it depends on several factors: the best candidates for tubal reversal are women younger than age 40 who had sterilization surgery immediately following childbirth. Have you considered adopting? Probably cheaper, and the success rate is 100%! and you would be doing a good thing. A very good thing. Read more...
Possible. I respectfully disagree with the last answer. At 38, women can still have good success rates. They depend 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%. Ivf is also an option but generally costs a lot more. Hope this helps. Good luck. Read more...