Any doctor will advise a woman in her reproductive years to embrace a birth control form to help prevent unplanned pregnancies. A gynecologist would recommend birth control forms like IUDs, birth control pills, or shots for women who wish to get pregnant after a while. Suppose you no longer feel like having other children and are still in your reproductive years. In that case, your doctor might recommend a permanent solution to prevent you from getting pregnant without depending on birth control forms. However, after several years of tubal ligation, the urge to have another child can come in. The good news is an expert gynecologist can reverse tubal ligation. Santa Monica tubal reversal expert Dr. Mor and his team boast expertise and microsurgical techniques in achieving high success rates in the surgical procedure.
What happens during a tubal ligation procedure?
When you contact your doctor for tubal ligation, he will either tie, cut, block or sterilize your tubes permanently to prevent you from getting pregnant. The procedure that does not affect your menstrual cycle prevents an egg from flowing through your fallopian tubes and blocks your partner’s sperm from moving up your pipes to reach the egg.
How do you reverse tubal ligation?
Your expert gynecologist can reverse tubal ligation. He will connect the cut or blocked segments of your fallopian tubes during the procedure, allowing you to get pregnant naturally. Though the reversal of tubal sterilization is possible, not everyone is eligible for the surgery. Your success depends on several factors including:
- The type of sterilization your doctor performed on you.
- Your age. Your doctor is likely to be successful for women in their younger years.
- Body Mass Index. Your successful chances of getting pregnant again after sterilization will be minimal if you are overweight or obese.
- Fertility. Having fertility problems will lessen your success chances of having the sterilization reversed by your doctor.
- The damage on your fallopian tubes. Your reversal story depends on how healthy your fallopian tubes remained after the procedure. If your doctor mistakenly damaged the tubes as he was doing the sterilization, it will be hard to reverse the process.
- Health conditions. It will be impossible for your doctor to restore tubal ligation if you have health concerns like an autoimmune disease, which is likely to frustrate your pregnancy efforts.
What do you go through during the procedure?
Before the doctor assures you of a successful procedure, he will slide a laparoscopic camera through an incision to look into your fallopian tubes. The process is to ensure you have enough healthy and undamaged fallopian tubes to reverse the sterilization.
After your doctor ascertains your legibility for the treatment, he will remove your tube’s damaged parts and any devices like rings through laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon will then stitch the undamaged pieces of your fallopian tubes together using tiny stitches before injecting a dye on each end of the tube to check if the reattachment was successful. After the procedure, you will likely experience pain and swelling on your incision points that your doctor will prescribe medication for.
Contacting your doctor for a tubal ligation should not define your inability to carry a pregnancy to term like before. For more on tubal reversal, contact the experts today by booking your appointment online.