Reversal of Tubal Ligation

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Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Tubal ligation is a procedure that permanently ends a woman's ability to have children. For women whose circumstances have changed and want to expand their family, a reversal offers a second chance to have a baby.

For an ideal patient, tubal ligation reversal is 80-90% successful.

Candidates for Surgery

Women who make the best candidates for surgery are younger than 40 and have a large proportion of healthy tube. Most likely, their ligations either:

  • removed a small section of the fallopian tubes, or
  • placed clips or rings around the tubes. 

If you had your tubes tied at the time of a cesarean section or shortly after a vaginal delivery, the chances of success may be reduced since a larger portion of the tube is typically removed.   

Ablation: While it is possible to have your tubes reversed after ablation, your chances of getting pregnant is exceedingly low because of scar tissue build-up in your uterus.

Fulgrated Tubes: Fulgrated tubes can be reversed. However, the success rate after reversal is 50%. Because of this, some surgeons decline to perform tubal reversal after fulguration. Others educate patients about their choices and let them decide if they wish to proceed.

No Hospital Stay Required

At Sisters Hospital in Bufalo, tubal ligation reversal at Sisters Hospital is a same-day procedure and does not require a hospital stay. After a 7 to 10 day recovery period, you may begin trying for a baby.


Please note that this procedure is not covered by insurance. For a cost estimate, please contact us.