3 Things to Know About Tubal Reversal Surgery
Having children is a beautiful step in your life. There is no other feeling that can compare to carrying your soon-to-be child and raising them in this big and beautiful world that is brimming with possibilities. Women choose to get their “tubes tied” based on a variety of reasons, and that’s okay! But for some, there is also that little whisper in the back of your mind… “What if…?” Not to mention the longing for those tiny toes and fingers and absolutely unconditional love. That’s why we want to paint the most accurate picture of what a Tubal Reversal is and give you the facts that are important before committing to the procedure. Without further ado, here are the three things you should know before getting a Tubal Reversal:
1. Surgery Recovery Can Be Faster and Less Painful
Da Vinci surgery is one of the most advanced surgical tools available right now. With it, your doctors can provide minimal scarring to your skin, the highest-quality surgery, and a quick recovery time. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, and because of the technology, you’ll have less chance of fallopian tube scarring.
2. Age Plays a Factor In Successful Repair
It goes without saying that your age is very important in the success of this procedure. Women under 35 have the most likely chance of a strong repair to their fallopian tubes. If you are older than 37, you should have a conversation about other ways that might be more cost effective for conception, such as in-vitro fertilization.
3. Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant Post-Surgery
Some women can become pregnant in as little as two to three months. A tubal reversal restores your original fertility level that you had before the procedure. So if your fertility level was naturally low, In-Vitro Fertilization could be a good option for you. For every round of IFB, the average pregnancy rate is approximately 50 percent. However, IVF can be more intense as it requires several weeks of daily injections, frequent visits for monitoring, and placement of the eggs in the womb. Before considering any of this, it is also recommended that your partner gets a semen analysis to evaluate his fertility as well.
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Dr. Julie Drolet