“Teresa had a successful reversal of Essure and delivered a healthy baby boy.”
“Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center were the first reproductive surgeons to report successful pregnancies after Essure reversal in the medical literature. These surgeons were the first to report and publish case reports describing successful Adiana sterilization reversal and Essure sterilization reversal.”
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.
Dr. Monteith of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center explains the advantages of tubal reversal over IVF. As proven in the Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Report 2009 tubal reversal surgery is not only less taxing on the woman’s body it also has a better pregnancy success rate.
After a tubal ligation there are couples who would like to have a baby. The reasons are many but the most common one is a new relationship. Both IVF and tubal reversal work for these couples. The question is which one has the better success rate? Which one will allow the couple to have the child they desire and at a cost they can afford?
Success of Tubal Reversal
The couples that go to Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center are selected by the two leading surgeons known for their expertise in the reversal of tubal ligations. Of the patients that have their surgeries at this specialty center 98% are able to have their fallopian tubes repaired successfully. This is a huge accomplishment because many other surgeons would not even attempt many of the repairs. Sixty-six percent of these patients will be pregnant in the first year after surgery. After reporting the pregnancy, 35-40% will report miscarriage; 10-15% will have ectopic pregnancies and the remaining 50% will go on to have a baby.
This means that about 33% of women that have the tubal reversal surgery will go on to have a baby and many of these women have more than one baby.
The tubal reversal success rate at CHTRC is followed up with extensive data and pregnancy self-reporting by the patients. It is possible for the success rate to be higher with the staff doing more follow-up. The staff is aware that not all patients will report pregnancies. This actually makes the tubal reversal pregnancy rate higher than what has been calculated, reported and then published.
The Success of IVF
Success of IVF is another matter. In the United States the average for all IVF cycles started and ending in a successful pregnancy is about 37%.
The cost of tubal reversal surgery at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center is $5900.00. The cost of IVF for each attempted cycle is $10,000 – $12,000. With tubal reversal surgery the couple does not have to have any further medical intervention to attempt another pregnancy.
There is no question that both IVF and tubal reversal surgery offer the opportunity for successful pregnancy following a tubal ligation. IVF recipients do not have surgery, do not chance ectopic pregnancy and have the chance of pregnancy when facing other serious infertility problems or issues. With tubal reversal surgery the couple has many more chances at becoming pregnant, able to have more than one child and resolve any guilt about having a tubal ligation. Tubal reversal surgery at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center has proven to be less expensive and with a better successful pregnancy rate over IVF.
Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center has just released another exceptional video explaining tubal ligation reversal. Being the only center in the world that performs just tubal reversal and the repair of fallopian tubes CHTRC has again proven to be the leaders.
Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith perform tubal ligation reversals on a full time basis. Although known as the leading tubal reversal surgeons in the field of reversal surgery they also repair tubes that have become blocked due to other reasons.
When a couple chooses to have tubal reversal surgery in order to have the chance to have children again they are in a hurry to begin the process. One of the biggest things for most women following the surgery is to begin following their cycles. Knowing that their most fertile time is around the time of ovulation they make sure they are tracking their cycles.
One of the biggest questions is if they should be taking any type of supplements. They understand that their body needs to be ready to not only conceive but to carry a baby for nine months. So, what should she be taking and what is safe to take knowing that she certainly has the chance to become pregnant?
The first thing many doctors will recommend is a prenatal vitamin. Folic acid is very important when a woman becomes pregnant. But what about any other supplements? This is something that needs to be discussed with the woman’s physician. Although most may be safe to take while pregnant it is important to know which ones are safe and which ones to stay away from.
When planning to become pregnant it is important that the couple meets with the physician who the patient will be seeing while pregnant. After tubal reversal surgery there is a slightly higher risk for ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy is when the egg implants into one of the fallopian tubes rather than inside the uterus where it should be. This type of pregnancy can be life threatening and should be ruled out as soon as possible. This is the reason why Early Pregnancy Protocol is put into place and should be followed by a patient that has had a previous tubal reversal.
Before the patient has a positive pregnancy test all of this should be discussed with the physician. As long as the patient and physician are on the same page all will go well in the communication department. If a woman has a question about adding supplements before trying to conceive then the supplement should be researched and the doctor’s opinion should be sought. If the doctor says is it good then everything is in order. Be sure to have the list of ingredients on hand if you will phone the doctor’s office rather than visiting. If the doctor does not know the ingredients then it will be impossible for him/her to make an educated decision.
Because something is considered natural it does not always mean it is safe or advisable to take while pregnant or trying to conceive. In fact because something is natural could mean that it is not safe at all to take while pregnant. It is always better to be safe in this chapter of the tubal reversal journey. Supplements following tubal reversal surgery should be avoided until the physician has had the chance to research them thoroughly.