Tubal Ligation Reversal
Tubal Ligation Reversal, or Tubal Reanastomosis, is a procedure designed to provide the opportunity to conceive again after having a tubal ligation surgery. It involves reconnecting the two pieces of the fallopian tubes that were blocked and separated during a prior sterilization surgery. Dr. López-Benítez performs this surgery robotically with the aid of the da Vinci Surgical System. This provides him with the precision needed to optimize the probability of getting pregnant. However, it is important to mention that despite a successful surgery, there is a possibility that the patient may develop a tubal ectopic pregnancy. This is a pregnancy in the area where the fallopian tubes were reconnected.
There are several advantages associated with this surgery. It is less expensive than having an in vitro fertilization (IVF). Also, it avoids the need of the multiple hormones, labs, and office visits associated with IVF. And, if successful, it gives you the opportunity of getting pregnant multiple times (compared to having to go back again to the infertility specialist for another IVF if you want to conceive again). This surgery is not covered by any health insurance company in the state of Nevada.