Tube Ligation reversal

If you underwent tubal ligation (tying of the fallopian tubes) for medical reasons or personal beliefs, you might not think that parenthood is an option for you. But doctors can perform tubal reversal to restore your ability to get pregnant.

Tubal anastomosis or Reanastomosis is performed for women who have had their tubes “tied” but wish to reverse the surgery to regain their fertility. The surgery is a fairly minor, outpatient procedure and recovery time is about two weeks. Depending on how the tubes were tied, the success rate of repair varies between 40-90%.

Tubal Ligation Reversal
Tubal Ligation Reversal

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Advantages of Tubal Reversal

Most reversal surgeries can be completed in under three hours. Our doctors use tiny, precise incisions and the least invasive tools to ensure the surgery is as comfortable and low-risk as possible.


Patients can expect to return to their regular activities within a week of their surgery. In most cases, they can try to get pregnant just one month after the procedure has been completed.


At our clinic, the success rate of tubal ligation reversal is approximately 90 percent. Approximately 70 percent of patients are able to get pregnant within a year of surgery.

The Procedure

In this process an incision is made into the abdomen to gain access to the fallopian tubes. The ends of the fallopian tubes are then incised to expose the opening of the tube or lumen. The tubes lumens are reattached under a microscope. As soon as the tubes are reattached, the serosa, or outer covering of the tubes are brought together over the top of the inner portion of the tube. Often, colored dye is used to test the repair and patency of the fallopian tube.

There are many types and methods of performing bilateral tubal ligation. Factors in the potential for anastomosis are determined by the part of the tube that has been destroyed and the amount of tube destroyed. Each method and type of ligation has a different impact on the tube thus it has its own prognosis for reversal.


Pregnancy rates with reanastomosis depend on several factors.

  • The fallopian tubes have got to remain patent, or open.
  • Additionally, the woman’s age and sperm quality that affect overall fertility are to be considered.