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Sterilisation reversal (female)


Sterilisation (when the fallopian tubes are blocked so that eggs cannot be transported into the uterus) is intended as a permanent procedure. However, between five and ten per cent of women who choose to be sterilised opt for reversal at a later date.

HCA hospitals perform keyhole sterilisation reversal surgery using a small camera called a laparoscope, which enables the procedure to be undertaken with just a few small cuts in the abdomen. It is important to remember that reversal procedures may not always work – success rates are around 50 to 60 per cent – and only a surgeon experienced in this very delicate form of microsurgery should perform the procedure.

When you undergo sterilisation reversal in one of our hospitals, you can expect:

  •  your procedure to be performed by a skilled gynaecologist experienced in sterilisation reversal
  •  to benefit from the latest minimally invasive procedures using state-of-the-art equipment

You can choose the consultant and hospital most convenient for you by simply entering the treatment into our ‘Consultant finder’.

With us, you can be sure you are getting the best available treatment. When you have any treatment in one of our units or hospitals, you will experience a number of benefits:

  • Access to consultants who are experts in their field, working with the latest treatments and leading technologies in state-of-the-art facilities that smaller private hospitals cannot match.
  • We are London’s leading private hospital group, treating 400,000 patients each year. This volume drives excellence and experience. In the last decade we invested £500 million in the latest treatments, technologies and medication, many of which are not available on the NHS or via smaller private hospitals.
  • You can be confident that we can take care of all your treatment needs. We are the only private hospital group to offer such an extensive range of treatments for patients of all ages.
  • No waiting time. Your care will start as soon as you're ready.
  • Your safety is protected. Some private hospitals don’t have any on-site critical care facilities in the event of an emergency. Our consultants have access to more critical care beds 24/7 than any other private healthcare group in the UK. If you need urgent care you’ll receive it instantly – it’s very rare for us to transfer patients to another hospital. Our rates of MRSA are nearly five times lower than the national average. And we have zero recorded cases of some other common infections.

What to do next

Once you have decided that you would like to be treated at an HCA hospital, or would like further information, here's what to do next:

  1. Call one of our advisors on +44 (0) 20 7079 4399 or complete our web enquiry form.
  2. Check with your insurance company that your policy covers your treatment, and obtain authorisation.
  3. Visit or call your GP to obtain a referral letter and then call us to make an appointment to visit your chosen consultant and hospital at a time to suit you.
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