Tubal Reversal with Fixed Pricing
Women who have had a previous tubal ligation may be
candidates for surgical reversal of the tubal ligation. Not all
women who have had a tubal ligation will be candidates for
reversal. Depending upon how the original tubal ligation was
performed, there may or may not be enough tube to reconnect. The
best candidates for tubal reversal are women who have had a
post-partum tubal ligation or women who have had their ligation
performed with rings or clips. Other forms of tubal ligation can
be reversed, although it may be more difficult.
We usually perform tubal reversals in an outpatient surgery
center under general anesthesia. A small incision is made in the
lower abdomen and the ends of the severed tubes are reconnected.
The surgery is performed with microsurgical operative technique
and the use of an operating microscope. The ends of the
fallopian tubes are very small and must be precisely aligned
with very fine sutures. Attempts at pregnancy may begin one
month after the surgery. A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) may be
performed 3-4 months after the surgery to confirm that the tubes
have remained open.
Insurance usually does not cover a tubal reversal. For
selected patients without insurance coverage, we offer
outpatient tubal reversal for a fixed price of $6800.
This includes the surgeonís fee, anesthesia fee and the surgery
center fee. There are certain criteria that must be met in order
to qualify for this outpatient procedure. The surgery is
performed in the morning and patients are generally discharged
home later that afternoon. Although we do have the capability of
keeping patients overnight in the surgery center, there is an
added cost if an overnight stay is required. We also can perform
the tubal reversal in a traditional hospital setting with an
overnight stay, but the cost will be more than the above price.
After evaluating you and your partner, the fertility surgeons
at Arkansas Fertility & Gynecology will determine if you are a
suitable candidate for this fixed priced outpatient procedure.
Prior to performing the tubal reversal, some basic female and
male fertility testing is done to make sure both partners are
fertile. This testing is not included in the above price. To
obtain more information about this service or to make an
appointment, please contact our office at the following
toll-free number: 877-801-5353.