Tubal ligation is a surgery to close a woman’s fallopian tubes so eggs released from the ovaries cannot enter the uterus and sperm cannot reach the egg. Tubal ligation, or having “tubes tied,” is performed to prevent pregnancy and is a common form of contraception.
What is tubal ligation reversal (TLR)?
Women who have had their “tubes tied” can have the procedure surgically reversed. The tubes are reanastamosed (untied) through a surgical procedure that is often a minimally invasive, same-day surgery. The surgery can be performed using minimally invasive or robotic techniques. The success of TLR will depend upon the woman’s age, type of tubal ligation originally performed and the length of her remaining healthy tubes. Roughly 50-80 percent of women who have TLR go on to have a successful pregnancy.
The Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital has access to some of the world’s top gynecological surgery teams, assuring you of comprehensive care and the best possible chance for a successful outcome.