Our expert says:
Certainly reversal of previous tubal ligation can be undertaken. The success is determined by the length and quality of the remaining portions of the tubes that were left inside. If a significant portion of the tube was removed at the time of the sterilization then reversal may not be feasible and in-vitro fertilization may be a better option. To establish this fact would require at least a diagnostic laparoscopy and based on the findings a more educated and informed decision can be made. In the current advanced fertility climate in-vitro fertilization will give you approximately the same success outcome as tubal reversal with less trauma and costs. At our centre a full in-vitro fertilization cycle would cost you in the region of R30 000 – R35 000.
Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim
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