What to Expect during Tubal Reversal Surgery

Tubal reversal surgery helps women gain the ability to become pregnant after receiving a ligation procedure. Tubal reversal continues to provide positive and desirable results without major complications. The entire surgery often takes less than a few hours, though if complications occur, the procedure time will generally increase. A small percentage of error and ill advised effects occur as a result of tubal reversal surgery.

The Tubal Reversal Process

Before the tubal reversal procedure begins, the patient will receive either general or local anesthetics in order to fully limit the pain and discomfort caused during the surgery. Surgeons will then start by making an incision that follows the upper portion of the pubic region. This symmetrical cut will allow surgeons to access the fallopian tubes in order to connect the structures as they once were.

The surgeon or surgeons will perform an identical method to both sides of the uterine cavity. Both fallopian tubes require retying or reattachment in order to allow the steps that occur during pregnancy. Surgeons pay close attention to the tying process in order to decrease any chances of scar tissue development; this acts as the leading cause of tubal births, many of which lead to internal bleeding and even death.

Once the portions of the tubes are reattached, or joined to the sides of the uterine cavity, surgeons will then close the incision made around the pubic region. The patient will need time to recover in the treatment center and at home in the future. Patients will leave the treatment center once the sedatives completely wear off.