What About Tubal Reversal Surgery?

Closeup of woman belly with a scar from a cesarean section. Woman with baby on her hand

If you’re a woman who has had your tubes tied or what’s called a tubal ligation and regret the decision that is for you. I believe at some pint in our own lives we have all done things we regret. For many women, having a tubal ligation is something which they wish they had never agreed to.


Whether it’s because you need more children or because you’re suffering with Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome that you would like to turn back the hands of time. Can it be done? Can time be turned back you had never consented to get your tubes tied? Most times when a woman decides she made the decision too fast and would like to have another child she’s told to check into IVF.

IVF does help many couples in order to have a child but it also has its drawbacks. First, there’s the expense of the treatment. Many couples today can’t just manage to spend somewhere in the ballpark of $10,000 with no warranties that the first round of therapy will work. Religious reasons stop other couples from pursuing IVF. Others are simply not comfortable with the entire process and would like to find another way.

Keep in mind

But, is there another way to have a kid of your own after a tubal ligation aside from IVF? There is and it’s called tubal ligation reversal surgery. Tubal reversal surgery is the process where the fallopian tubes which were damaged or blocked are repaired by a surgeon. This”undoes” the congestion and allows the sperm and egg to meet so that pregnancy can happen. Each cycle the couple gets the opportunity to become pregnant. Many couples go on to have more than 1 kid after the reversal surgery was completed.

The expense of tubal reversal is much less than that of IVF. Reversal operation by the leading doctors costs about $6,000. Cost can be kept down with the surgery done as an outpatient procedure as opposed to in the hospital. Keeping down the cost is something which lots of couples are concerned about and having the procedure performed this manner lets them get to their regular routines and families quicker.

Take note

The success rate of ligation reversal is often as large as 80%. There are factors that will need to be taken into account when researching this sort of surgery.

  • Age at the time of reversal. Because we become less fertile as we become older it could lead to taking a longer time to conceive.
  • The damage to the fallopian tubes at the time the tubal ligation was performed. This is where picking the surgeons with the most experience are significant. The major center has a 98% repair rate. These are the surgeons who will try to fix fallopian tubes that other surgeons state are unable to be repaired.
  • Age and fertility variable of your spouse. It’s implied that if your spouse hasn’t fathered any children of his own then a sperm analysis may be in order. Tubal ligation reversal surgery is becoming far more popular and is thought of as the most natural way to conceive after having a tubal ligation. Over time the word has gotten out and many couples that weren’t familiar with IVF have gone onto finish their families with the assistance of this surgery.