Tubal Reversal Surgery
Tubal reversal surgeries are usually performed on an outpatient basis. There are many things to consider before having a reversal procedure. You can learn more about preparing for a tubal reversal surgery here.
Details of tubal ligation reversal procedures - bilateral tubal anastomosis (BTA) procedures can be found here. The procedure involves making an incision into the abdomen and removing any device used to obstruct the fallopian tubes. The ends of the tubes are then sutured together in a two layer technique. The tubes are tested to make sure they are open at the end of the procedure.
Following the reversal surgery, women should plan for a recovery time free of work or strenuous activity. You should be given post-operative instructions by your doctor. Watching for infection or wound breakdown will be important during your recovery. You can find out more about recovery from tubal reversal surgery on this page.
The follow-up after tubal reversal surgery involves two parts. The short term follow up is used to make sure your incision is healing well. Checking the tubes if pregnancy doesn't occur and checking the location of a pregnancy if a pregnancy does occur, will be important things to do as part of the long term follow-up. Be certain to notifiy the clinic if you have a positive pregnancy test!