It is not uncommon for High Desert women who have undergone the tubal ligation procedure to desire a reversal later in life. This occurs when a woman wants to get pregnant again despite the fact that she had originally chosen to have a sterilization procedure performed. At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, we offer the tubal reanastomosis procedure that reverses the tubal ligation and may restore a woman’s fertility after the fact.
Dr. Ahmadinia spends a significant amount of time working with Adelanto patients who are interested in this procedure. His careful consultation process explains the fact that not everyone is a candidate, and not all of these procedures are successful.
During the tubal ligation, the patient’s fallopian tubes were severed. However, most patients are left with a portion of their tubes still in tact. Depending on the length of the remaining tubes, Dr. Ahmadinia can carefully and precisely reattach the fallopian tubes during a tubal reanastomosis procedure. Only expert OB/GYN surgeons are capable of performing this procedure as it requires significant experience with the technique itself as well as with the advanced surgical equipment that is used during the operation.
This procedure is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, but it is considered an outpatient procedure. Most patients return home that same day, do not have to stay overnight in the hospital. The recovery period lasts anywhere from two to three weeks, during which time the patient should be resting and relaxing.
Tubal reanastomosis is a viable option for women who have had their tubes tied in the past but want to have children again for one reason or another. However, women must meet a specific set of criteria before they are considered a good candidate. They must be having normal menstrual cycles as well as be with a partner who has normal male fertility. Dr. Ahmadinia is committed to helping any woman who is interested in regaining her fertility, but he is especially careful when it comes to the tubal reanastomosis procedure. For more information and to set up your consultation appointment, contact his office today.