Tubal ligation is the process of having your “tubes tied.” A tubal ligation reversal (or “tubal reversal”) reconnects or reopens the fallopian tubes. More than 650,000 women have tubal ligation surgery per year and about 6 percent of women decide to have this surgery reversed within five years. Tubal reversal may allow women to once again become pregnant naturally.
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The female reproductive system includes two fallopian tubes, one on each side of the uterus. When the ovary releases an egg, finger-like projections at the flared end of the tube catch the egg. It is there, in the tube, that conception occurs if the egg meets sperm and becomes fertilized. Tiny hairs inside the tube’s lining push the resulting embryo (fertilized egg) out of the tube and into the uterus where it implants and grows.
Most women don’t know they have blocked or scarred fallopian tubes until they have problems getting pregnant. Diagnosing and Treating Tubal Factor Infertility can be difficult.
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Dr. Jason Bromer, a fertility doctor with Shady Grove Fertility Center, explains how robotic surgery has advanced tubal ligation reversal in women who want to get pregnant.