How long does it take to perform a tubal reversal?

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Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

Published on Nov 04, 2015

The actual procedure may take as little 2 hours once in the operating room, but may take several hours depending on the quality of the tube, scarring of surrounding tissues, the amount of abdominal fat cushioning a woman has, any problems found during surgery, and the skill/technique of the physician. There are other factors that may also come into play, including the age of the patient, heart or lung problems, and/or previous intolerances to medications. These other factors may change how anesthesia is applied and, therefore, may lengthen or shorten a surgery to account for the overall patient's safety and well-being.

Most physicians will be able to estimate a time frame of surgery length when you go for your pre-operative examination; just ask how long their average tubal reversal procedures take. Like any other surgery, it is best to make a small list of questions you may have and them answered by the physician prior to surgery. The physician may also be able to let you know if he expects to find scarring or other problems, which the physician may decide to manipulate while you are already under anesthesia.

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Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

The actual procedure may take as little 2 hours once in the operating room, but may take several hours depending on the quality of the tube, scarring of surrounding tissues, the amount of abdominal fat cushioning a woman has, any problems found during surgery, and the skill/technique of the physician. There are other factors that may also come into play, including the age of the patient, heart or lung problems, and/or previous intolerances to medications. These other factors may change how anesthesia is applied and, therefore, may lengthen or shorten a surgery to account for the overall patient's safety and well-being.

Most physicians will be able to estimate a time frame of surgery length when you go for your pre-operative examination; just ask how long their average tubal reversal procedures take. Like any other surgery, it is best to make a small list of questions you may have and them answered by the physician prior to surgery. The physician may also be able to let you know if he expects to find scarring or other problems, which the physician may decide to manipulate while you are already under anesthesia.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine - Pembroke Pines

Published on Nov 04, 2015

Depending on the type of ligation you had, it could take 2 to 4 hrs.

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Answered by South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine - Pembroke Pines

Depending on the type of ligation you had, it could take 2 to 4 hrs.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


At our facility, it takes about 70 minutes to perform outpatient tubal reversal surgery.

Answered by A Personal Choice Tubal Reversal (View Profile)

At our facility, it takes about 70 minutes to perform outpatient tubal reversal surgery.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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