A tubal ligation is a sterilization procedure that can be performed on High Desert women in order to prevent pregnancy in the future. It is considered a long-term and lasting form of birth control, but in some cases women who opt to have this procedure performed want to know whether they can have it reversed. At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, we have found that most Victorville women want to have this surgery reversed because they have decided they want to try to get pregnant. The tubal ligation reversal is called a tubal reanastomosis, and patients who are considering this procedure should understand the process and the risks associated with it.

How is the Tubal Reanastomosis Procedure Performed?

In order to understand how this reversal procedure is performed, it is important to note that the fallopian tubes were severed during the initial tubal ligation. The surgeon will have to have enough of the remaining tubes available in order to reattach them during the tubal reanastomosis. This is a surgical procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. It is essential to work with an expert OBGYN who is familiar with this procedure, because specialized surgical techniques and tools are required in order to complete it successfully.

Am I a Good Candidate for This Procedure?

The only way to find out if you are a qualified candidate for this procedure, you must set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Ahmadinia. At this consultation, Dr. Ahmadinia will explain this procedure and the risks associated with it. He will go over the results from your tubal ligation, and determine if there is enough length available in order to complete the procedure successfully. Not everyone who desires to have this procedure performed will be a qualified candidate, as Dr. Ahmadinia works to perform this procedure when he can be assured of successful results.

Will My Fertility Be Restored After It is Complete?

If the tubal reanastomosis is successful, a woman will more than likely be able to become pregnant and carry a child. However, this procedure is a viable choice only if the woman is currently experiencing normal menstrual cycles and her male partner also has normal fertility. These factors will be considered during the consultation process, which helps to ensure that women who do have this procedure performed have the best chances of becoming pregnant after the reversal procedure is complete and they have recovered from the surgery. It is the first step on a woman’s renewed fertility journey.

Women who have had a tubal ligation performed should understand that they do have options for reversing this procedure. However, it is important to learn about the tubal reanastomosis procedure prior to deciding to pursue this option. Dr. Ahmadinia will work with women prior to this operation in order to ensure that they have realistic expectations and that their body is physically prepared for the surgery. As an obstetrics and gynecology expert, Dr. Ahmadinia also can help women on their fertility journey after they have had a tubal reanastomosis performed.