Thank you for looking into our web site. You have indicated that you are looking to get your tubal ligation reversed. I can tell you that you have come to the right place. I have extensive experience with this surgery. I have been doing this operation since 1980, but over the past 10 years ago. I have made major modifications in this procedure so that it can be done as an outpatient procedure. Now we have over 200 patients in whom this approach has given excellent results.
The operation involves a laparoscopy and a very small incision called a minilaparotomy to reconnect the tubes. With this method we can take care of all problems including endometriosis, scars from previous infections, C-sections, etc. with the Co2 laser, then the small minilaparotomy is used to reconnect the tubes using microsurgical techniques.
The cost of this operation is around $8,000 dollars.Inclues my fee is $3,800. Assistant fees are $500, Hospital fees are around $3,300 to $3,600 and Anesthesia is around $900. Success rates for this surgery are about 85%.
One of the factors that determine the success of this operation is the age of the patient. Women getting close to forty years of age have a natural decrease in fertility secondary to having poorer quality of eggs. Other factors also include the type of surgical procedure used to ligate the tubes, the worse results are with burning methods because a large segment of the tube is destroyed.
I would be very happy to have an opportunity to help you regain your fertility. If you like what you have read so far please give us a call, you have nothing to lose! If you are coming from out of town we want you to stay in town at least 24 hours after your surgery before you can travel again. We would be happy to supply you with names of hotels closest to the hospital and directions from the airport.
Gul A. Zikria, M.D., FACOG
Obstetrics / Gynecology, Infertility, Cosmetic Surgeon