Tubal ligation Reversal Summary

Tubal ligation reversal is a procedure that is done for the purpose restoring a woman’s fertility after a tubal ligation. More than 25% of woman who have a tubal ligation change their mind about having children later in life. Unfortunately, not every woman is a candidate for tubal ligation reversal. Only a fertility specialist can determine whether or not tubal ligation reversal is appropriate for you.

Length of the procedure: 2 to 3 hours

Hospital Stay: Most patents stay in the hospital at least 1 night after tubal ligation reversal, but some may need to remain hospitalized for up to 5 days.

Recovery before traveling home: Patients seeking a tubal ligation reversal through medical tourism can return home within 24 hours when they have been released from care.

Travel Tip: It is best to travel on a flexible schedule when having this procedure abroad because the hospital stay can vary greatly.

Procedure Details

Your surgery will begin with the administration of general anesthesia. The surgeon will make 1 or 2 small incisions in the belly button area. They will inflate the abdomen with air for better viewing and more surgical work room.

The surgeon will use a laparoscope to view the area, Surgical tools will be passed through the laparoscope. The surgeon will repair and reattach the fallopian tubes. In some case a implant may be required to successfully reattach the fallopian tubes.

After the Procedure

After the procedure you will be taken to recovery. Your vitals will be monitored carefully during this time. When you have woken from the surgery and your vitals are stable you will be released from care or moved to a regular hospital room.


Tubal ligation reversal is successful for many woman. However, statistics for the rate of pregnancy vary greatly. The rate of pregnancy after tubal ligation is between 20% to 75% for women who are under the age of 40. Success of this surgery is largely based upon your individual circumstances including, but not limited to age and original surgical method.

Risks and Complications

As is with any surgery there are risks associated with tubal ligation reversal. The following is a list of the most common risks and complications:

  • Reaction to anesthesia or medication
  • Breathing problems
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Heart problems
  • Damage to abdominal organs
  • Damage to reproductive organs
  • Incomplete reversal
  • Tubal pregnancy

Contact your physician if any of the following occur:

  • Severe belly pain uncontrolled by medication
  • Belly pain that has increased
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Unreduced vaginal bleeding
  • Fever above 100.5 degrees
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
  • Faintness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Discharge from surgical wound is green, yellow, thick or foul smelling
  • Vaginal discharge has an odor
  • Redness or warmth of surgical wound
  • Incision pain