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.
Essure is a procedure performed so that a woman does not have any more children. It is considered permanent and not able to be reversed if the woman regrets her decision. Couples choose this form of sterilization because there is no surgery involved and most can return to their normal activities in a day or so.
The Essure procedure is performed right in the physician’s office in most cases. The procedure consists of inserting spring like coils into the each of the fallopian tubes and within three months scar tissue forms blocking the fallopian tubes. At around the three-month mark the physician will send the patient for a test called a HSG. This will determine whether the fallopian tubes are completely blocked or not. Up until the HSG the patient is advised to use another form of birth control so that pregnancy does not occur.
With any type of permanent sterilization there are women who regret the choice they have made. Many will go to the physician who has performed the Essure procedure and inquire about Essure removal. They will most commonly be told that the procedure cannot be reversed and they were told that Essure was permanent. The patient is then advised that the only way to get the springs removed is by having a hysterectomy. This news is devastating to those who want more children. When the subject of pregnancy is brought up the physician will usually point the way towards IVF.
Although IVF does help many couples there are some couples that do not want to take this route. And many will keep searching for an alternative treatment. They will ask people as well as search the Internet. And many times they will come up with their answer. The leading tubal reversal has been performing Essure reversal and very successfully. Not only are the Essure coils able to be removed but also pregnancy can follow. This is on the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center website and the stores are told by the patients themselves.
The reasons Essure reversal happens can be many. There are women that regret not being able to have more children. Those that are having a problem since having the procedure performed as well as those that do not feel whole because they have chosen to have a part of them taken away.
For more information on Essure reversal feel free to visit Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center or call the tubal reversal nurses at 1-919-968-4656.
Tubal reversal is a very successful procedure to restore fertility after a tubal ligation. This has been proven many times over but it is amazing that many more couples do not know about it. Although successful many are just not given tubal reversal as an option when they want to have another child after tied tubes.
For many it is because their doctors never told them it was available. They go and have a meeting with their doctor and explain that they want another child and nine times out of ten they are told to have the IVF procedure. This is okay for some but for others it is a problem all the way around.
With the release of the Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Report 2009 Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center managed to get the word out about tubal ligation reversal. Not only was this study conducted with over 5000 tubal reversal patients but the results are available to anyone who researches them. One of the best already known facts is that tubal reversal has a better pregnancy success rate over IVF.
Dr. Gary Berger of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center is the tubal reversal surgeon who made outpatient tubal ligation reversal possible. He is the Medical Director of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center and continues to perform surgery each day. He has performed the most tubal reversal surgeries in the world. He has dedicated his career to help couples desiring children after a tubal ligation.
Dr. Charles Monteith is right behind Dr. Berger in carrying on the great success rate of tubal reversal. Dr. Monteith has trained with Dr. Berger and is at the center eac and every day working with couples. He has decided this is the path that he wants to follow because he believes that doctors are here to help people. Couples from around the world travel to this unique center to get quality care in a safe environment to have fertility restored.
Although in vitro fertilization does help couples and should not be underplayed it may not be the best option for many. Because doctors have very little exposure to tubal ligation reversal surgery in medical school they are not that informed about it.