Reversal of Tubal Ligation

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Catholic Health Locations

Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

Making Pregnancy Possible Again

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.

Success Rates

Fro an ideal patient, tubal ligation reveral is 80-90% successful. 

Candidates for Tubal Ligation Reversal

Type of Ligation

Women who make the best candidates for reversal had ligations that 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 cesarean section or shortly after a vaginal delivery, the chances of success of tubal reversal may be reduced since a larger portion of the tube is typically removed.   

If the tubes were burned or if too much of the tubes was removed, the success rate decreases significantly. 

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.


The appropriate timing of tubal reversal is determined by the patient's age, not the time that has passed since tubal ligation. Generally, most patients younger than 35-40 are candidates for surgery.