When a woman has had her tubes tied and regrets it is there another way she can have a child? This is a question that is asked by women around the world. In most cases when a woman asks her doctor this question she will be told to look into IVF (in vitro fertilization). IVF does work for couples but there are those who cannot or do not want to use this procedure. The cost of IVF is too much for some couples and can lead to financial debt. Others will not use IVF due to religious reasons.
So is there another way to have a child following tubal ligation? The answer is tubal reversal surgery. Although not as well known as IVF, tubal reversal surgery actually has better pregnancy success rates over IVF as noted in the Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Report 2009 conducted by the world's leading tubal reversal center. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center conducted this study with the input of over 5000 tubal reversal patients. This is the largest ligation reversal study performed to date.Tubal reversal surgery is sought by so many couples for a number of reasons. It is the most natural way to become pregnant following a tubal ligation. It is less taxing on the female body. The couple is able to have subsequent children if they so desire. The cost of surgery is far less than the cost of IVF.Factors that are important to the success of reversal surgery are the type of tubal ligation that was originally performed, the age of the woman at the time of reversal and the experience of the surgeon. Due to the type of surgery it is extremely important the surgeon performs these types of surgeries regularly. Many women will travel out of the United States for surgery that costs less and then develop problems. Although the surgery will cost less it is imperative that the follow up care is available when needed.Tubal reversal surgery has restored hope to many couples who thought IVF was their only option. Because there are so few expert surgeons in the field of ligation reversal many couples are not eve given this option. Only with research do many even realize that the fallopian tubes are indeed able to be repaired. This comes as quite a surprise to couples and many in the medical field.