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Can Fertility Be Restored After Tubal Ligation?

When a woman decides to have a tubal ligation (often called getting her tubes tied), it is not always the easiest decision. Sometimes, she is feels she has finished having her family and has a tubal ligation at the time of childbirth. However, some women make the decision because of other problems going on in their lives at the present time. They may be in a bad relationship or have financial issues that they can’t see getting resolved in the near future. However, as with anything, these life issues can change quickly. This is why many women are opting to have a tubal ligation reversal. more info: Can Cut Tied and Burned Tubes be Reversed? Common Myths About Tied Tubes

All across the world, there are women who are pursuing the option of having their tubal ligation reversed. Because there are only a handful of doctors across the world who specialize in TR  (Microsurgical Tubal Anastomosis and Tubal Implantation), many women find themselves traveling to North Carolina to visit the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. The surgeons at the center are very highly qualified because they only perform tubal reversal surgery, and do it on a daily basis. Dr. Berger developed the outpatient technique for tubal ligation reversal. He has performed more than 8000 of these procedures over three decades and has acquired the greatest experience with this operation of any reproductive surgeon worldwide.

Tubal ligation reversal cannot be completed on every woman who wants it simply due to the fact that a few women are not good candidates. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center provides a free consultation and review of your records to help determine if TR is for you. The surgeons will want to see the original surgical report that was completed during the tubal ligation so that they can see what kind of procedure was done. There are several different ways to do a tubal ligation and some are more suitable for tubal reversal later on. One important factor is how long the remaining fallopian tube lengths are because the doctor will need to have enough to work with to reconnect. Dr. Gary Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith are able to reverse ligations in 98% of cases and approximately two-thirds of patients report pregnancy within 12 months following their tubal reversal surgery.

Of course, the one important factor with fertility is age especially when it comes to women. If a woman has waited many years after having a tubal ligation to get it reversed, it is possible that she will not still be fertile. Having some simple bloodwork should be able to allow a woman to see whether or not her body is still ovulating regularly and producing good quality eggs. In addition, a woman needs to be in good health in order to achieve pregnancy naturally.

So YES you can have you can have your fertility restored after tubal ligation. Whether cut, tied, clipped, burnt or electrocuted, the fallopian tubes can all be repaired in the vast majority of cases. Rarely will the ligation have destroyed both fallopian tubes completely. Specialist microsurgery can rebuild one or both tubes, not only make pregnancy possible, but also often having the life changing effect of making a women feel whole again.

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National Infertility Awareness Week | For Women with Tubes Tied

This week (October 19-25th) is National Infertility Awareness Week in the US. During this week you will be reading a lot about infertility and the high tech treatment of in vitro fertilization (IVF). But if you are among the many women with tied tubes wanting to become pregnant again, you should be aware of a much simpler and less expensive procedure that reverses tied tubes. It is called tubal anastomosis, or more simply, tubal reversal. Let’s compare IVF and tubal reversal to see what might be best for you.When you have a tubal reversal you are having a surgical procedure. It can be performed as outpatient procedure if you choose the right surgeon. It’s best to check around and be sure to get the best tubal reversal doctor. During the surgery, your surgeon will repair your fallopian tubes where they were originally tied. In some tubal ligations, the tubes are cut, clipped or burned. In any of these situations, the preparation is minimal before surgery and mainly consists of a review by your surgeon of your operation’s records and being sure you are within a safe weight limit for outpatient surgery.

The premiere place to have your tubes untied is Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. Tubal reversals are the only type of surgery done there. You won’t have to withstand any efforts by the staff or doctors to push you toward having an in vitro fertilization either which is a more expensive option and possibly less effective alternative. They do tubal reversals, period. As the tubal reversal surgery is all they do, you have an extremely well versed staff. They have the experience no one else does.

Perhaps what makes this center the premiere place begins with Dr. Gary Berger. No one has the education, training or medical background that Dr. Berger has in this specialized field. For more detailed information about his background, please check out the pages on drbergertubal.com or at tubal-reversal.net. Add his background to the fact that tubal reversals are all he does and that he does them four times a day, five days a week, and you have experience that no one else can match.

To undergo the IVF process, you will need to have a series of injections. Some will be subcutaneous which means just under the skin but some have to be put into the muscle. For each drug you get, you will have to go in each day for a few days to receive the shots. This is just to prepare your body such as stimulating it to produce more eggs at once than normal.

Seems like it should be time to remove the eggs, right? Well…you get another injection before ovulation is due. And your doctor will have to monitor you with blood tests and ultrasound exams to be able to retrieve the eggs at the right time. He or she will do this with a needle. Next comes the part you have been taking all those shots for. You will have the fertilized eggs implanted into your body. This will happen after some time in the lab where the fertilization and the beginning development of the embryo take place. You will most likely get more than one fertilized egg, which actually has begun developing into an embryo, placed back into your uterus. You will get more injections at this point as well.

Before you make a decision to have IVF done, you should probably take a look at the success rates. Most commonly the success rates of any one cycle are given as 10 – 30% that you will be successful. You have a higher likelihood of success with more eggs implanted but don’t want to go overboard as that could lead to having twins, triplets or even more, depending upon how many embryos are placed back into your uterus.

When you think about the complexity of IVF, it is clear that having a tubal reversal could be a much better option. The success rates for tubal reversal can vary depending upon your chosen surgeon. This makes choosing the best tubal reversal doctor and center a matter of utmost importance. At Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center where they publish their specific pregnancy rates after a tubal reversal, you will see the overall success rate is 69%. Your potential success rate will depend upon several things including your age, tube length left and type of ligation procedure used. The good news is that once the surgery is done, you get to try over and over again to “make a baby” without having to pay any more money.

So let’s look at the cost of IVF vs. tubal reversal. One course of IVF treatments will average $10,000 to $12,000 with some going as high as $20,000. That’s just one cycle. On average, doctors will tell you to expect to go through at least three cycles. On the other hand, the average cost of a tubal reversal is $8,000 to $9,000 and you will find that, too, can go up to $20,000 or higher. With the efficiency at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, the cost is under $6000. You can see that it usually is much cheaper to go with tubal reversal rather than IVF. The success rate is higher too, and the best part is that you can become pregnant naturally, without having to take the hormone injections and repeated testing that goes along with IVF.

If you want to find out what other women think about having their tubes untied, check out the Tubal Reversal Message Board. It is a public forum, open to anyone wanting to share information about the procedure.

Chapel Hill Surgeon Completes First Tubal Reversal Fellowship

CHAPEL HILL – Dr. Charles W. Monteith completed the first tubal reversal fellowship offered at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. This is the only known fellowship of its kind.

Dr. Gary S. Berger, medical director and world-renowned tubal reversal surgeon, presented the certificate of completion in a private ceremony at the Chapel Hill center.

Monteith began his fellowship training in January 2008, and has assisted in more than 100 tubal reversal procedures under the guidance of Dr. Berger.

“Dr. Monteith’s experience as a gynecologic surgeon and his dedication to achieving the best patient care made him the ideal physician to complete this fellowship program,” said Berger. “He is the first doctor ever to be certified in outpatient tubal ligation reversal surgery. And I welcome him as a colleague at the Tubal Reversal Center.”

As a tubal reversal specialist, Monteith plans to keep tubal reversal surgery a viable option for women wanting to have another baby after tubal ligation surgery.

“I am very fortunate to have been invited into and accepted by the staff and family of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center,” Monteith said. “I feel like I have arrived home.”

Dr. Monteith graduated summa cum laude from Xavier University in Louisiana. He attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco where he received a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellowship used to conduct research in molecular genetics.

After completing his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he accepted a clinical assistant professor position with the department of obstetrics and gynecology in 2001. He also served as assistant professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Wake Medical Hospital in Raleigh for seven years where he practiced high-risk obstetrics and advanced surgical gynecology.

To learn more about Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, visit www.tubal-reversal.net.


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Dr. Charles Monteith to Become Certified as a Tubal Reversal Surgeon

Dr Monteith(Chapel Hill, NC) – Dr. Gary S. Berger, Medical Director of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, today announced the association of Dr. Charles W. Monteith as a certified tubal reversal surgeon beginning in July of 2008.

Dr. Monteith attended college at Xavier University of Louisiana, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco where he received a Howard Hughes research fellowship and conducted research in molecular genetics.

After completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Monteith accepted a Clinical Assistant Professor position with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina in 2001. He worked as a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Medical Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. for seven years where he practiced high-risk obstetrics and advanced surgical gynecology. Dr. Monteith spent a significant amount of time with the training and teaching of both medical students and residents.

Under the guidance of Dr. Berger, Dr. Monteith is currently undergoing certification in tubal ligation reversal surgery and will have assisted on more than a hundred reversal procedures before he begins accepting patients in July.

Dr. Berger has been performing tubal reversal surgery for more than 30 years and has performed more than 6000 reversal procedures during his career. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center is the only facility in the United States that is limited specifically to the practice of tubal reversal surgery.

Source http://press.tubal-reversal.net/press-release-tubal-reversal-surgeon-monteith.htm