Tubal reversal surgery does pose some risk to the patients that receive the treatment. In some cases, the negative side effects result in severe conditions, some which have the ability to cause death. Most patients do sustain positive results, making the tubal reversal procedure one of the only effective options to undo ligation surgeries (enabling women to have children again).
Tubal Reversal Dangers
Aside from the simple and avoidable complications involving nearly all forms of surgery, tubal reversal procedures do present a very serious risk scenario. In some cases, women who receive a tubal reversal develop scar tissue around the connecting region where the separated tubes will meet. This area has the ability to block the flow of eggs from the ovaries to the uterine cavity. If the eggs join with sperm and grow into a large embryo, the tube has the ability to split open.
A broken fallopian tube will cause excessive internal bleeding if it does not get identified soon after the break occurs; this causes patients to reach a state of shock, and in the most extreme case, death.
Tubal Reversal Safety
The developments in microsurgery have lead to safer tubal reversal practices. Only a small percentage of patients see any negative effects after receiving the reversal procedure; an even smaller percentage faces serious side effects such as tubal pregnancies.
Most of the available statistical data regarding tubal reversal surgery shows that between 70% to 90% of all women who receive the procedure become pregnant. In other words, more than half of the patients who receive this procedure gain the results that were targeted without complications.