When there is one or more of blocked fallopian tubes , that is the thin thread like
structures that carry egg towards the uterus, fertility is compromised. Opening the tubes
through surgery is called as tubal recanalization
Common causes of blocked tubes is infections like pelvic inflammatory disease, tuberculosis
(TB), endometriosis, previous surgeries. Sometimes people who have had tubes tied in a
family planning program want to have a child . In that case also tubal recanalization might
➣ We will consider several things before you both decide that the operation is right for
➣ Your age
➣ Husband’s semen quality
➣ The type of surgery you had to get your tubes tied
➣ Your overall health and the health of your ovaries, uterus, and remaining fallopian tubes,
especially their length
It is a key hole surgery where a small lighted scope, called a laparoscope, through your
belly button and into the pelvis area. This lets him look at your fallopian tubes and decide
if reversal surgery is possible.If he decides it's OK to do the reversal, then the ends of
the tubes are reconnected to the uterus, using very small stitches.
In general, pregnancy success rates range from 40% to 85%. When pregnancy does happen, it's
usually within the first year.
You can have a detailed discussion with your consultant about going directly for IVF or
undergo a tubal recanalization. Broadly , if you’re older than 35 years or husband’s semen
parameters are lesser than optimal or the length of the tubes are too small, IVF will be
considered first line management.IVF is also an option if you don't get pregnant after tubal
We always believe in shared decision making at A4 fertility center. Our ultimate aim is to
bring a new member to your family as quickly as possible.