The following is one of the questions that women who are considering tubal reversal surgery ask:
Does the length of time since the tubal ligation affect the outcome of the surgery?
For women who are considering tubal reversal surgery the length of time since their tubal ligation often bothers them. They worry that this will have a negative outcome on their chances of getting pregnant after surgery.
Many times women feel that if it has been a long time since their tubal ligation surgery that their fallopian tubes are too damaged. This is not the case. The damage that is done to the fallopian tubes is done at the time of the tubal ligation..not after. This does not affect pregnancy rates after tubal reversal surgery.
There are some factors that do affect the woman’s chances of becoming pregnant after tubal reversal surgery. The type of tubal ligation procedure that was used for the tubal ligation is a factor. Some tubal ligation procedures do more damage while others do less. Rings and clips are the ones that cause less damage while something like the Uchida procedure is a bit harder to reverse. Choosing a tubal reversal microsurgeon with the best experience is the key to pregnancy success.
Another factor in pregnancy success after tubal reversal is the woman’s age. As women get older they produce less viable eggs and this can be a factor in older women who are trying to conceive. This is in no way stating that it doesn’t happen because it does.
Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center is well known for their high success rates in tubal reversal patients. Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith have the best records to show those who are interested and educating themselves on tubal reversal surgery. Many women who are 40 yrs and older have had tubal reversal surgery at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center and have great pregnancy success.
The website has a blog which is highly educational and informative for women and couples who are interested in tubal reversal surgery. If you are over the age of forty and considering tubal reversal surgery there is a vast amount of information to help you understand both the risks and benefits.
For those who have read that shorter tubes after surgery can be an issue well it can. For some women it may take a bit longer to conceive but this by no means that pregnancy cannot occur. There are plenty of women on the message board that have shorter tubes after tubal reversal surgery and are pleasantly surprised they are pregnant in a very short amount of time.