Tubal reversal (reanastomosis) is a surgical procedure which can restore the function of fallopian tubes which have been blocked by a previous sterilization operation. Most of the time it is performed after a change of partners, so congratulations on your recent or upcoming marriage!
Tubal reversal operations are best performed using microsurgical techniques, in which microscopes are used to visualize and bring together the very narrow hollow center portion of the fallopian tubes. Microsurgery also uses very thin suture materials, the smallest possible incisions, specially designed instruments and non-traumatic tissue handling techniques. Patients almost always go home the same day.
This is an operation which absolutely has to work the first time, because repeat procedures are usually unsuccessful. The choice of provider must be looked at as a major life decision, because this choice will alter your family's future. A consumer searching the internet for the very best microsurgeon to do this procedure should evaluate proven credentials, years of training, years in practice and success rates. These are the criteria that reveal a provider's commitment to excellence. One should not be led into considering marketing issues such as relatively small differences in price, web site appearance, or frequency of listing by search engines.
The person considering this procedure must also have enough information to objectively decide whether she is a good candidate for it. A good provider will advise patients who do not have a good chance with reversal to have IVF or even adopt. We offer a free, no-obligation review of your dictated operative note from your original surgery - see the box below. You should have this done before proceeding further!
Cost is a major factor to be considered, because tubal reversals usually are not covered by insurance. Our team provides the service as a package which includes the cost of the surgeon's fees, anesthesia fees and operating room charges. Because of our years of experience and excellent outcomes, our center guarantees that a large portion of the price will be refunded if the reversal cannot be done because of excessive tubal damage. It also guarantees that a large portion of the fees will be refunded if pregnancy does not occur because the tubes are not open. This kind of risk sharing is unusual in medicine. It means that both you and the surgeon have a significant stake in the outcome. Financing is available.
The Center for Reproductive Medicine
When performed by experienced teams on patients who have been selected to be good candidates, excellent results can be achieved. Pregnancy rates in the range of 85% are achieved in these centers. Providers with these kinds of results simply do not exist in many areas of the country.
Dr. Michael Doody is one of these providers. He is a sub-specialist who has been fellowship trained and certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is recognized by other health care professionals throughout America for his surgical abilities in this field. He has performed many hundreds of tubal reversal procedures on patients from all over the nation. He is Board Certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both gynecology and reproductive endocrinology / infertility. He has had extensive fellowship training in microsurgery, followed by 17 years of experience in a very busy private fertility practice in Knoxville, Tn. He is a member of numerous surgical societies and has done over 10,000 infertility surgeries. Knoxville is served by a regional airport and has an abundance of reasonably priced lodging.
Details about Dr. Doody and his team can be found at the Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The other pages on this site go into details about the procedure itself, financial issues, the money-back guarantee we make and suggestions on how to structure your decision to go forward with this big step.
The page called "Making Your Decision" is very important because it addresses the non-medical questions most people deal with before making this big step.
Information on how to contact us is also provided. Don't forget to bookmark this site or add it to your "favorites" list before you move around the Web. Good luck to both of you with your plans!
Dr. Doody will review your operative note from the tubal sterilization at no charge to determine if you are likely to be a candidate for the reversal. Please contact us for information on how you can have this dictation faxed to us. There is no obligation for this free opinion.