Approximately 15 percent of women who have a tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy will later wish to have the surgery reversed. Important issues to consider are the woman’s age, the type of tubal surgery originally performed and the fertility potential of the woman’s partner. Get Healthy’s Jackie Hays interviews Dwight D. Pridham, M.D., from Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology, A Part of Norton Women’s Care. He is a fertility specialist who performs tubal reversals using the minimally invasive da Vinci robotic assisted technique.
Dr. Pridham says an alternative to a tubal reversal is in vitro fertilization. He says it costs more than a tubal reversal and the conception rate is about 45 percent, versus 35 percent to 80 percent with a tubal reversal. A tubal reversal procedure costs approximately $6,500 and is usually not covered by insurance. For more information about tubal reversal, call Dr. Pridham at Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology at (502) 899-6700.