A tubal reversal?helps women who want to reverse the blocking of the fallopian tubes to get pregnant again. There are many reasons to choose tubal reversal surgery.
1. To Restore Fertility
The primary reason that women want a tubal reversal surgery is to restore fertility. With tubal ligation (female sterilization where the fallopian tubes are cut and tied or sealed), pregnancy is not possible. This procedure can reverse the tubal ligation close to its original state so that pregnancy may be possible once again.
2. To Ease or Stop Associated Symptoms from Tubal Ligation
There are many symptoms associated with tubal ligation such as mood swings, anxiety, and heavy and painful periods. A tubal reversal can ease or stop these dreary symptoms.
3. For a Good Success Rate
Some medical reports indicate a 70 to 80 percent chance of pregnancy within one year?from the time?that?the tubal reversal takes place, with a pregnancy commonly occurring within 6 months. Of course, this statistic and success rate can vary depending on the surgeon's expertise, the functioning of the reproductive organs, the quality and quantity of the eggs, the quality?and quantity of the sperm and the age of the woman who is having the procedure.
Studies show that the success rates for tubal reversal surgeries are higher than for IVF fertility treatments with studies comparing the statistics for all of the different age groups.
4. To Reverse a Previous Decision
Research studies indicate that over 25 percent of women change their mind after having a tubal ligation done, and want to reverse the procedure. A woman may have a tubal ligation and later have second thoughts, and decide to have more children again. A tubal reversal makes this choice a possibility.
Sometimes the death of a child may trigger the want for another pregnancy and child again. Couples wishing to enhance a new relationship, and have desire to have their own children together may consider a tubal reversal surgery.
5. To Lower the Risk of Multiple Births
Other methods of fertilization treatments such as IVF (in vitro fertilization) and fertility medications could cause multiple births. With a tubal reversal, there are no increased risks for a multiple birth pregnancy.
6. For a Lower Cost
Tubal reversal surgery is less costly and more affordable than some other fertility treatments such as IVF (in vitro fertilization) because the surgery is normally done on an outpatient basis. On occasion, if there is a medical reason that the tubes need to be untied or the tubal reversal needs to be performed, a doctor may do it for a discounted price.
7. For Natural Conception
Once this procedure is performed, there is the possibility to have more than one pregnancy in a natural manner without repeated surgeries or treatments. With IVF, if more pregnancies are desired, several treatments are necessary for each pregnancy.
8. For a Short Recovery Time
A tubal reversal surgery often only takes approximately 1 to 2 hours. Patients often go home the same day. The downtime for the procedure is normally only for about one week. It is usually recommended however, that strenuous activity be avoided for about 4 to 6 weeks. Following the surgeon's recommendations and post-op care instructions is vital after the surgery.