Tubal ligation is also known as getting ones “tubes tied”. When a couple decides they are done having children and their family is complete, many couples will choose this permanent form of female sterilization. Before the woman has the procedure she is asked if she is absolutely sure this is what she wants because tubal ligation is considered irreversible. Once the patient signs the consent form then the procedure will be completed.
Life circumstances can change the way some women feel about their tubal ligation. Divorce and remarriage is a common reason. The couple meets and the male has no children of his own or may have children from a previous relationship. The couples want to have children together to make their family compete. Normally, women with tubal ligations are told to seek out IVF or in vitro fertilization. Although IVF works for some couples it does not work for all. There are also other reasons why couples will not pursue IVF. Some of the most common reasons are cost and religious beliefs.
There is another alternative available that is becoming more widely known due to the pregnancy success rates. The alternative is called tubal ligation reversal surgery. This is a procedure in which a tubal reversal surgeon actually repairs the damaged or blocked fallopian tubes. Once the fallopian tubes are repaired the couple can then begin trying to conceive.
Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center has been providing low cost outpatient reversal surgery to couples from all over the world. Dr. Gary Berger has long been known as a pioneer in the tubal reversal world and continues to improve the outpatient procedure. Dr. Monteith, who trained with Dr. Berger, also performs surgery at the center on a full time basis. Both Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith have dedicated their careers to just the reversal of tubal ligations. Together they have performed more tubal reversals than any other physicians in the world. Having couples to be able to afford the cost of the surgery and patient safety are the largest factors with the staff at this center.
Tubal reversal surgery allows the couples to be able to have the chance at pregnancy each month. Unlike IVF, if the first “try” fails the couples understand they have a chance each cycle. Many couples will go onto to have subsequent children.
Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center is the only center to collect and analyze the data received from patients. The staff and surgeons understand that researching this procedure is not always easy and strive to bring the facts to those who want fertility restored. This is also the same center that produced the Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Reports used by many to demonstrate just how successful reversal of ligation is.
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