Last updated on Jun 22nd, 2021 at 04:32 pm
Tubal sterilization, although intended to be permanent, can be reversed in over 95% of cases. The cost of tubal ligation reversal has come down, due to advances in technology.
However, female sterilization by the total removal of the fallopian tubes (total salpingectomy) and certain methods of partial salpingectomy, that do not leave two segments to repair, are irreversible.
As long as there is a long enough section of the tube attached to the uterus, it can be opened and function normally. There is about 65% pregnancy rate after a tubal ligation reversal.
The easiest kind of tubal ligation to reverse is the clip and ring procedures, as these tend to damage the least amount of the fallopian tube, leaving long sections to repair. Other methods of tubal ligation are tying and removing a section (the most common method), and electrocoagulation (burning).
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