Advantages to tubal reversal include:

  • Favorable success rates
  • Lower cost than IVF
  • Lower multiple pregnancy rates
  • May allow for natural conception without additional medical treatments

Factors that affect the success of tubal reversal include:
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Weight/BMI
  • General overall health
  • Type of prior surgical method/technique used for tubal ligation
  • The extent of damage to the tube/remaining tubal length
  • Egg quality
  • Sperm number and/or sperm quality

Dr. Bachus uses a mini-laparotomy surgical technique, which involves making a small lower abdominal incision to allow for optimal visualization of the reproductive organs. In most cases, this is an outpatient procedure with the option of an overnight stay at a surgical center. A typical recovery time is approximately 2-3 weeks.

IVF (in vitro fertilization) is an alternative method to assist with conception in women who have previously undergone a tubal reversal. At Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine, we understand that this is a very personal choice to decide which technique is best suited for each couple. Dr. Bachus has extensive experience in both tubal reversal surgery and IVF, allowing couples to have some flexibility in their decision making process.