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.