What Is a Tubal Reversal?
Tubal reversal is the process of restoring the fallopian tubes to their original state after a tubal ligation to try and achieve a natural pregnancy.
RADfertility’s tubal reversal program is unique because our Director of Reproductive Surgery, Dr. Barbara McGuirk, uses a laparoscopic (keyhole) approach. This method requires great technical skill, and is only carried out by a select group of reproductive surgeons in the US and around the world.
Is Tubal Reversal the Right Treatment?
Many people come to RADfertility looking for pricing information on tubal reversal, believing it is the least expensive way to start their family. However, for some women, IVF may be a better medical or financial option for them.
At RADfertility, our team of board certified reproductive endocrinologists perform a wide range of fertility treatments, including IVF. It can be difficult to discuss individual situations through email or by phone, so we encourage anyone interested in learning more about our other fertility treatment options to schedule an initial consultation.
Why We Use a Laparoscopic Approach
A member of RADfertility’s provider team will meet with you to understand your individual situation before moving forward. Factors such as how your tubal ligation was performed, your age, overall health, pregnancy history, weight, body mass index and any history of gynecological problems will determine whether a tubal reversal might be right for you. In addition to asking you these questions, we will take the following steps:
We’ll confirm your male partner is fertile through a semen analysis.
A male’s previous fertility history is no guarantee of his current fertility. We strongly recommend that a semen analysis on your partner be carried out ahead of time.
Our clinical staff will perform a full pelvic examination.
We recommend you undergo a thorough examination and pelvic ultrasound by a member of RADfertility’s clinical team. In addition, we recommend a specialized ultrasound — saline sonohysterography — to make sure the inside of your uterus is normal.
We’ll make sure your ovaries are functioning normally.
We recommend certain hormone tests early in your menstrual cycle (cycle day 3), to ensure your ovarian reserve is normal. If you have irregular cycles, that problem should be discussed with our clinical staff.
We’ll test your fallopian tubes using an x-ray dye test.
In order for tubal reversal to be successful, the portion of your fallopian tubes connected to your uterus needs to be normal and have a reasonable length. We can test your fallopian tubes using an x-ray dye known as a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). Knowing whether the dye flows easily into your fallopian tubes is very important information, and your consultation focuses closely on the results of the HSG.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tubal Reversal at RADfertility
What is the cost and process for a tubal reversal at RADfertility?
The first step is to schedule an initial consultation, which includes a $150 non-refundable fee. After the consultation, a full work-up will be conducted for an additional non-refundable fee. The work-up cost is approximately $1,500. Our work-up is unique to most centers that perform tubal reversal in that it tells our physicians whether surgery is right for you. Once the work-up is complete, you will consult with the physician to discuss the results and decide whether to move forward with surgery.
The total cost of tubal reversal surgery, including the initial consultation and work up, is approximately $10,000. This cost includes the laparoscopic surgery, use of our surgical facility, and anesthesia fees. Tubal reversal is not usually a procedure covered by insurance.
How much time does the testing take?
All testing can be performed within a one-week window after your menstrual cycle has stopped. If you live near one of our offices, our coordinators will accommodate your schedule and inform you in advance of the time required for each test.
Can all testing be performed at RADfertility, including blood tests?
All tests except the HSG are performed in our office. The HSG is performed in the radiology department of ChristianaCare Hospital, which is in the same building as our office. RADfertility clinicians perform the HSG procedure together with the hospital radiology staff.
Do these tests need to be performed at RADfertility?
No. If you live far from our office, our coordinators will help you carry out the tests closer to your home, and can show you how to forward the results to RADfertility.
Do you perform semen testing?
Yes. Our lab can carry out detailed semen analyses. If you live within an hour of our Newark office, your partner can collect a sample at home, and either you or he can bring the sample to our lab. RADfertility also offers the RADdad At-Home Sperm Collection Kit which can be easily returned through FedEx, eliminating the 1-hour turnaround time and drive to our office for drop-off. Men can also collect a sample at our Newark office, where it is analyzed immediately.
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Laparoscopy is a technique that allows us to diagnose and treat your symptoms within the same procedure.
Hysteroscopy is a tool used during the workup process to look at the lining of your uterus.
Tubal reversal surgery is one option for fertility restoration to open and reconnect the fallopian tubes following a tubal ligation.
Endo & Pelvic Pain Center
Founded by the team at RADfertility, the Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Center is committed to providing excellent care for women in pain.
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