Tubal Reversal: The Procedure
A tubal ligation reversal is an operation that affords a woman who has had a tubal ligation a chance at natural pregnancy again. The desire to have a baby after a tubal ligation is common for women in second marriages, following loss of a child, or a change in circumstances.
Tubal ligation reversal utilizes microsurgical techniques to open and reconnect the fallopian tube segments that remain after a tubal ligation procedure. Typically there are two remaining segments, the proximal tubal segment that emerges from the uterus, and the distal tubal segment that ends with the fimbria next to the ovary. Tubal ligation reversal (microsurgical tubotubal anastomosis) connects these segments. Other terms used to describe this procedure are microsugrical tubal reanastomosis, microsurgical tubal reversal or microsurgical tubal repair.
If you have had a tubal ligation we can help you determine if tubal reversal is right for you. We will need to obtain your Operative Report and Notes from your tubal ligation. A copy of your Operative Report can be obtained from your doctor or from the hospital where your tubal ligation was performed. Complete our Medical Records Release Form and fax it to the medical records department of the hospital where your tubal ligation was done.