Tubal Ligation Reversal for Women in London

MICROSURGERY TO RESTORE YOUR FERTILITY


Sterilisation reversal surgery involves unblocking or rejoining the fallopian tubes to the ovaries

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What is a sterilisation reversal?

Sterilisation is usually intended as a permanent procedure. However, between five and 10 per cent of women who choose to be sterilised later opt for a reversal.

Sterilisation reversal surgery is a delicate, minimally invasive procedure done with the help of a tiny camera called a laparoscope.​

Need to know

The procedure is done under general anaesthetic. Most sterilisation reversals are done as laparoscopic or 'keyhole' procedures. Your surgeon will make a small incision in your abdomen and use a tiny magnifying camera to see your fallopian tubes.

Robotic-assisted surgery can also be done, which allows your surgeon to work with incredible precision to repair your fallopian tubes. If your tubes have been clipped, the clips will be removed. If your tubes were cut, your surgeon will reconnect them with tiny stitches. In more complex cases, open surgery may be required. Your surgeon will recommend the best procedure for you.

Your consultant will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you. Because you'll be having general anaesthetic, they'll let you know how long you should avoid eating and drinking before the procedure.

It's important to understand that it's not always possible to restore fertility. Success rates are around 50% to 60%, depending on your age and how long ago you had your sterilisation procedure. Your consultant will discuss your options with you, including other potential fertility treatments.

The whole procedure can take up to two hours in theatre. You should be able to go home the same day as your surgery, but some people will need to be cared for in hospital overnight. Your consultant will let you know what to expect.

It's normal to have some pain and tenderness in the area for a few days after your surgery. Anti inflammatory or paracetamol tablets should help to keep you comfortable. Your consultant will let you know if you'll need to come back to have any stitches removed. They'll also let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including work or exercise.

Tubal Ligation Reversal for Women in London Consultants

Mr Arvind Mittal

Mr Arvind Mittal

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Mr Osama Naji

Mr Osama Naji

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Mr Ahmad Sayasneh

Mr Ahmad Sayasneh

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Mr Benjamin Jones

Mr Benjamin Jones

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Our Tubal Ligation Reversal for Women in London locations

The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital

205-209 Great Portland Street W1W 5AH London
The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London
The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place NW8 9LE London

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.