Hearing the words “tubal reversal” may cause confusion for some. For those who do not understand, it means for a woman to have her fallopian tubes repaired. This is done for a number of reasons and the first being so that a couple can have children again. There are women who choose to have a tubal reversal for the relief of Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome. Many women have found great relief from PTLS with this surgery.
For those who are searching to have a child after a tubal ligation or tubes tied, tubal reversal surgery may just be the answer. Having the opportunity to have children again restores hope to many couples. But, for couples searching for answers on reversal surgery, the road can be frustrating. Many doctors and others in the medical field will try to persuade the couples to seek out IVF treatment. There are a number of reasons given as to why reversal is not the best option. Here is a partial list:
- Tubal reversal surgery does not work as birth control. Lame one, the reason most couples inquire about reversal surgery is because they want more children. Yes, there will be a need for birth control after the couple has the desired number of children.
- IVF works faster than tubal reversal. Not true, as soon as the woman is healed from surgery the couple is able to try beginning to conceive. IVF is no guarantee of a successful pregnancy. Many couples have had failed IVF treatments and turned to tubal reversal surgery to have children.
- IVF has better pregnancy success rates. Not true, and this is documented in the Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Report 2009, which was completed by Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. This is the leading tubal reversal center and many couples travel from around the world to have the surgery.
Knowing the facts and myths about tubal reversal will help those couples who do not want to use IVF. Some physicians are now telling their patients that tubal reversal is actually a very valid option. With more and more being reported about the dangers of IVF many couples are seeking the reversal surgery. Having a child after tubal ligation is possible with the help of tubal reversal surgery. Reversal of tubal ligation is also known to be the most natural way to conceive a child following tied tubes.
For more information visit the newest blog series by Dr. Charles Monteith. Dr. Monteith is a surgeon at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center along with Dr. Gary Berger.
Tubal Reversal Blog Series: http://www.tubal-reversal.net/blog/2012/dr-berger/facts-about-tubal-ligation-reversal-surgery.html