If you wish to conceive after receiving a tubal ligation, microsurgical tubal anastomosis, commonly known as tubal reversal, is a surgical procedure that can be performed to reconnect the fallopian tube segments. If you have previously had your “tubes tied,” you may be able reverse this decision with a tubal reversal surgery or successfully become pregnant again with INVOcell or IVF. At Houston Fertility Center, we strive to help our patients find the best possible solution to improve their ability to get pregnant. At our Houston, TX, facility, Dr. Sonja B. Kristiansen can evaluate your condition to determine whether tubal ligation is the only cause for infertility.
INVOcell or IVF generally offer a more successful outcome than tubal reversal and more patients are likely candidates for these procedures than tubal reversal.
Who is a Candidate for Tubal Reversal?
Your eligibility for tubal reversal will depend on a number of factors, including age, medical history, body mass index, and more. Those considering this treatment should:
- Be 40 years of age or younger (or consider IVF if you are over age 40)
- Have a high ovarian reserve
- Have previously undergone sterilization through a standard tubal ligation procedure
- Have had ligation for less than 3 years and limited abdominal scarring
- Have a BMI of 30 or less
If there are any factors that could indicate an unsuccessful tubal reversal, you may be better suited for INVOcell or IVF. Dr. Kristiansen can help you determine if this procedure will be beneficial for your specific situation.
Learn More about Tubal Reversal, INVOcell or IVF
To explore your treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kristiansen. You can contact us online, or call one of our office locations. In Houston, dial (713) 862-6181.