Reversal of Tubal Ligation

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Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

Making Pregnancy Possible Again

Studies show that within five years of undergoing a tubal ligation, approximately six percent of women decide they want to reverse the procedure to have a baby.

With our robotic surgical system, tubal ligation reversal 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

Women who make the best candidates for the reversal procedure are those whose tubal ligation included the removal of a small section of the fallopian tubes, or the use of clips or rings placed around the tubes. These clips or rings prevent eggs released during ovulation from traveling through the fallopian tubes.

Tubal Ligation Reversal After a Cesarean Section

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 might be somewhat 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. 

Tubal Ligation Reversal After Ablation

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

Tubal Ligation Reversal on 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 whether this is something they wish to proceed with.


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 appropriate candidates.