Compassionate Care for a Change of Heart
Tubal Reversal Lubbock, West Texas
Many women choose to undergo treatment to cut or block their fallopian tubes, rendering them unable to have more children. In some cases, a mother may not wish to have any additional children. In others, a woman may not wish to have children at all, and would like to stop using birth control. However, it is not uncommon for a woman who has undergone this treatment to change her mind about wishing to have children. Dr. Janelle Dorsett offers tubal reversal treatment at her Lubbock, West Texas office, to help women regain their capacity to reproduce. If you have undergone surgery to close your fallopian tubes, but have experienced a change of heart about having your first child or additional children, please contact us today.
Tube Reversal Surgery
To ensure your comfort throughout tubal reversal, Dr. Dorsett administers anesthesia prior to surgery. Dr. Dorsett will create a small incision in your abdomen, exposing the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Next, each tube is reattached with small absorbable sutures.
It can take one to two weeks to recover from tubal reversal surgery. It is important to avoid using aspirin after the surgery, because it can promote bleeding. After 48 hours have passed, you can bathe again; however, you must avoid rubbing the incision for at least a week. Pat the incision with a towel to dry it.
The surgery takes about two to three hours, and you will be able to return home the same day. You should not engage in sexual intercourse or heavy lifting for two weeks following surgery. As you begin feeling better, you can resume your normal daily activities. You will return to our Lubbock office a week after tube reversal surgery to make certain you are recovering properly.
If the surgery is a success, eggs will once again be able to travel to the uterus, and sperm will be able to join the egg in the fallopian tubes. About 75 percent of women regain the ability to conceive after undergoing tubal reversal surgery.
Tubal Reversal Risks
All surgical treatments, including tubal reversal, involve a degree of risk. In this case, risks include infection, damage to blood vessels, damage to the bladder or bowel, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. If you become pregnant after the surgery, there is a 2 to 3 percent chance that the fertilized egg will implant outside the uterus, possibly in a fallopian tube. This type of pregnancy does not develop into a fetus, and can cause numerous complications for the woman if gone untreated. It is important to understand that pregnancy is not guaranteed after tube reversal surgery.
Learn More about Tubal Reversal
If you have had your fallopian tubes cut or blocked, and have decided you would like to have children after all, please contact our Lubbock, West Texas office. Tubal reversal may be a viable option for you, and Dr. Dorsett is passionate about helping her patients choose the right path to achieving their dreams of parenthood.