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Tubal Reversal / Recanalisation

Tubal Ligation, or tying of the tubes as it is more commonly referred to, is the most popular form of birth control the world over, and involves closing or blocking the fallopian tubes. However, you could have a change of heart later. In such a situation, you would need a Tubal Recanalisation / Reversal procedure to unblock your fallopian tube for passage of the sperm and the ovum.

What happens during the procedure?

A Tubal Recanalisation is done via laparoscopy or laparotomy to minimise risk of injury. During the procedure, the specialist places a speculum in the vagina and passes a catheter through the cervix into the uterus. The block is identified using a laparoscope or using a liquid contrast agent that is injected through the catheter. Once the block is identified, it is removed using a small catheter that is threaded through the previous catheter.

You could have minimal bleeding for a few days after the recanalisation procedure. However, of you experience pain, cramps, fever or abnormal discharge, see our specialist immediately.

“Although microsurgical reversal completely reverses the tubal ligation, other factors such as duration of sterilisation, the technique used, and the length of the tube that remains after the reversal come in to play in deciding pregnancy rate. Despite that, improved surgical techniques, combined with the expertise of our team, have given us excellent results in this procedure with live births in over 50% of our cases.” – Mr.Preshanthan, Managing Director.

To know more about Tubal Reversal and its benefits, please email us at sfrc@srushtihospital.com.