Pregnancy

Tubal Reanastomosis

Tubal sterilization is a permanent form of contraception in women.  If a woman who has previously had her tubes tied decides she does in fact want children, a tubal reanastomosis can be performed to try and reverse the original procedure.

This technique of surgical reversal of the female sterilization is carried out. This technique was performed successfully in the early 1970s and became more commonplace by the end of that decade.

Tubal Reanastomosis: The Process

In this procedure, a microscopic insertion is made into the woman’s abdomen and the fallopian tubes that were tied to prevent pregnancy are cut and reunited once again. This process reduces the length of the tubes but if the length of these tubes is 3 centimeters, they can still function as designed. The success rate of this process is considered to be 90%.

This process is considered to be beneficial in the case of an ectopic pregnancy. The success rate of this procedure depends upon many factors—how much of the fallopian tubes can be saved after the surgery and the surgeon’s experience. If four centimeters of a woman’s fallopian tubes can be saved, then it can result in a 70 – 80% success rate for future pregnancies.

This procedure is minimally evasive and recovery time is typically just 3-4 days. Moreover, this surgery does not require any hospitalization, and the patient is discharged generally within 18 hours once the surgery is done.

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