Every year more than 700,000 women undergo tubal litigation in the USA alone, to permanently end their capability to have children. Studies have however shown that within 5 years after these women undergo this process, 6 percent of them decide to have a tubal ligation reversal because they want to have children.
A tubal litigation reversal is a procedure that takes the same day and does not require the woman to stay in the hospital. The latest and quickest procedure is called the da vinci robotic tubal reversal that takes a few hours to complete. The woman can begin the conception process after a 10 days recovery period.
The best results are for women who have undergone a small section removal of the fallopian tubes or decided to have a clip around the tubes rather than a cut. The rings or clips wrapped around the tubes prevent the release of eggs to the fallopian tubes during ovulation where conception takes place. Generally, the tubal reversal is 80 to 90 percent successful to most women who opt for it and are under the age of 40 years. The appropriate time is dictated by the age of the woman and the not how much time has passed since tubal litigation was done.
Chances of success are minimal for women who may have had their tubal litigation at the time of a cesarean section or normal vaginal delivery. This is because a large section of the tubes were removed or burned. The success rate decreases also for women who have had an ablation because of the scars that develop in the uterus – although it’s possible to have your tubes reversed after ablation. If you have fulgurated tubes, it’s important to consult your doctor and know whether you should proceed with the procedure because success rates stand at 50 percent for women with fulgurated tubes.