For certain patients who have undergone tubal ligation, a tubal reversal can be performed to reestablish the reproductive communication between sperm and egg. This type of surgery is most often performed as a mini-laparotomy on an outpatient basis. The surgery involves microscopic reattachment of the cut fallopian tubes together.
There are many factors that influence the outcome and determine the appropriateness of this surgery. For instance, a tubal ligation that involves fulguration, or “burning” of the fallopian tubes, is not as easily reversed when compared to a tubal ligation in which a clip has been placed on the fallopian tube.
Prior to surgery, a detailed analysis of the type of tubal ligation previously performed, the likelihood of surgical success, and the best course of action is determined and discussed with the patient. Patients and their partners should complete an infertility evaluation prior to surgery to assure no other infertility factors would compromise outcome.
|The UCSF Center for Reproductive Health, located in Northern California's San Francisco Bay Area offers a comprehensive array of infertility evaluation and treatment options for both men and women. Our services include: Infertility Evaluation, Male Reproductive Health, Fertility Preservation, Reproductive Surgery, Tubal Reversal Surgery, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Ovulation Induction, Donor Sperm Insemination, Egg Donor Program for Donors, Egg Donor Program for Recipients, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Gestational Surrogacy, Genetic Screening and Counseling Psychological Support.|