Tubal Ligation Reversal
Have you received a tubal ligation in the past but have since decided you would like to have children?
Depending on the method used in your tubal ligation, our doctors may be able to perform a tubal ligation reversal to restore your fertility.
See how Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine in Omaha, NE, can help you grow your family.
Reversing a Tubal Ligation
A tubal ligation, often called tubal sterilization, female sterilization, or "getting your tubes tied," can prevent eggs from traveling through the fallopian tubes and into the uterus and prevent sperm from meeting the eggs.
However, women sometimes change their minds about pregnancy. Though a tubal ligation is often seen as a way to permanently prevent pregnancy, it can sometimes be reversed. This can be a viable solution for women who aren't candidates for in vitro fertilization (IVF).
A reversal can be performed to restore fertility, depending on the type of tubal ligation that was initially performed. Our doctors in Omaha, NE, may be able to reconnect your fallopian tubes to allow for pregnancy.
Exploring Candidacy for Tubal Reversal
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Your doctor will have to first decide if you're young enough to both undergo this procedure and bear children. Generally, women under the age of 40 are the best candidates for this surgery.
Overall and Reproductive Health
Since this is a surgical procedure, you will have to be in good overall health to ensure you can heal properly following the procedure. Your reproductive health will also be considered before you can undergo this procedure.
Type of Tubal Ligation
Our doctors can typically remove clips or rings that were used in your tubal ligation to improve your chances of conception. If your tubes were tied and only a small part of the tubes was removed, we can potentially reverse this kind of tubal ligation, as well. Unfortunately, if your tubes have been seared, you're not a good candidate for a tubal reversal.
The Reversal Procedure
Tubal ligation reversal typically takes two to three hours.
Released From Care
If there are no complications, you are released and free to go home two to four hours after the procedure. Our Nebraska doctors provide you with pain medication and postoperative instructions to allow for a smoother recovery.
Returning to Normal
You should arrange to have someone spend the first night with you to help with simple daily tasks. Most patients can return to work in one to two weeks, though it can take two or more weeks to return to normal activities.
In about three months, you will return to our office in Omaha, NE, so that we can reevaluate the function of your fallopian tubes. Success rates for conception vary, but our team is here to support you through your journey.
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