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I’ve Changed My Mind About Pregnancy: Can I Get My Tubes Untied?

A tubal ligation is one of the most effective and long-lasting forms of contraception you can get. In a tubal ligation, also known as having your tubes tied, your fallopian tubes are cut or burned so that you won’t be able to become pregnant. After you recover from your tubal ligation surgery, you’re effectively sterilized, and won’t need to worry about unintended pregnancy.

However, it can be hard to plan a whole life ahead for yourself, and your plans, hopes, and dreams might change. If you’ve previously gotten your tubes tied, but find yourself wanting to get pregnant now after changing your mind, what are your options?

At New York Fertility Institute of New York’s Upper East Side, our LGBTQ-friendly fertility doctors, led by Majid Fateh, MD and Khalid Sultan, MD can help you figure out your next steps as you plan your family and your future. With surgical tubal ligation reversal, we can often restore our patients’ fertility. Could surgical tubal ligation reversal be the right answer for you?

Conceiving after a tubal ligation reversal

Surgical reversal of your tubal ligation is one of the best ways to restore your reproductive system to full functionality. For 70%-80% of patients, fallopian tubes stay open after the reversal procedure. With your fallopian tubes reopened, your eggs can pass into your tubes each month, where they may potentially become fertilized, and then implant in your uterus as a healthy pregnancy.

If you continue to experience fertility challenges after your tubal ligation reversal, options like in vitro fertilization (IVF), bypassing your fallopian tubes completely, or family surrogacy may still be able to help you achieve your family-building goals. Our fertility doctors can let you know how long you should try for a pregnancy after your surgery before looking to other strategies to expand your family.

What you need to know about tubal ligation reversal surgery

The providers at the New York Fertility Institute use microsurgical techniques and high-tech magnification to perform your tubal ligation reversal. This minimizes your incision size, recovery time, and risk of infection. You’ll need to stay in the hospital overnight for monitoring after your tubal ligation reversal surgery.

With more than 30 years of experience in performing this procedure, you can trust the New York Fertility Institute team to give you the best surgical results, and the highest chances of a future healthy pregnancy. We can evaluate you to see if you and your partner have a good chance of conceiving after surgically getting your tubes untied. Your candidacy for this procedure depends on:

To learn more about whether you could be a good candidate for a tubal ligation reversal procedure to achieve a successful pregnancy, get in touch with the fertility experts at New York Fertility Institute today. Our team of experienced doctors treats new and existing patients, including same sex parents, from our Upper East Side office in New York City, New York. You can book your appointment online, or call now.

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