How do I know if I'm a good candidate for a tubal reversal?

My tubes were tied, not cut or burnt, when I was 24. I am now 27 and wanting to have the procedure reversed. Am I good candidate for a tubal reversal?

Answers from doctors (2)


HRC Fertility Rancho Cucamonga

Published on Mar 01, 2016

This would be best discussed with your obstetrician.

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Answered by HRC Fertility Rancho Cucamonga

This would be best discussed with your obstetrician.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

Published on Mar 01, 2016

Good morning!

It is very possibly that you would be a good candidate for a tubal reversal. Before making a recommendation, the doctor would need to review your operative report from your tubal ligation surgery. He would do this to determine the methods they used, how much of the tubes are left to work with, and decide if he feels confident that the surgery would be successful. After the decision is made that surgery is a reasonable option, testing should be performed on you and your partner to confirm that you are both seemingly fertile and chances are good that you would be successful at conceiving after surgery. After all, that is the goal!

We know this is a lot of information and can get confusing. For that reason, we recommend you set up a consultation with a board-certified physician who specializes in fertility treatments.

During a consultation, the doctor will review your operative report, discuss the risks and benefits of a tubal reversal, and discuss the success rates of a tubal reversal versus in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF is a procedure where they do not need nor use the fallopian tubes. Next, he will customize a plan to you and your situation. Afterwards, you and your partner will likely meet with the facility's financial counselors to get cost sheets detailing the expenses of your options to help you make a decision.

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Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

Good morning!

It is very possibly that you would be a good candidate for a tubal reversal. Before making a recommendation, the doctor would need to review your operative report from your tubal ligation surgery. He would do this to determine the methods they used, how much of the tubes are left to work with, and decide if he feels confident that the surgery would be successful. After the decision is made that surgery is a reasonable option, testing should be performed on you and your partner to confirm that you are both seemingly fertile and chances are good that you would be successful at conceiving after surgery. After all, that is the goal!

We know this is a lot of information and can get confusing. For that reason, we recommend you set up a consultation with a board-certified physician who specializes in fertility treatments.

During a consultation, the doctor will review your operative report, discuss the risks and benefits of a tubal reversal, and discuss the success rates of a tubal reversal versus in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF is a procedure where they do not need nor use the fallopian tubes. Next, he will customize a plan to you and your situation. Afterwards, you and your partner will likely meet with the facility's financial counselors to get cost sheets detailing the expenses of your options to help you make a decision.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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