Date Posted: August 06, 2008
My name is Jessica and I am from Oregon and had been to see my OB/GYN and discussed having tubal reversal surgery and was informed that my odds were greater with IVF and that the costs to have the surgery would run around $20,000. A little discouraged, I went to research on the internet about IVF and found information about tubal reversals and came across Dr. Greenes website, along with several others. I did my research and was seriously considering Lakeshore Surgical Center along with one in North Carolina. After talking with both offices, I went with Dr. Greene and was so glad that I did.
What we loved about Lakeshore Surgical Center was not only that we successfully got pregnant, but Dr. Greene and his staff are wonderful. When we first met Dr. Greene and the staff, they went through the entire procedure with us in our terms. We both felt comfortable and knowledgeable about the process. Also, Dr. Greene explained to us in advanced if he found any problems inside that he could correct he would. In my case, I had two tumors, one on each ovary. My surgery took an additional hour and a half but came out great. We were not charged any additional fees for the surgery or outside of the lab fees for the biopsy. During the surgery, the staff was wonderful to my husband, making sure he was aware of what was happening and that he was comfortable.
Since my surgery, the staff has called many times to see how I am doing and to make sure everything is going well for us. The only suggestion I have is for those who fly for the surgery, take an extra day or two after the surgery before flying out. Although I made the flight out the next day, we almost had to change our flight due to me being very sick the next day and very tired. It was a little difficult, but we made it.
I had my surgery at the end of May 2006, but we waited until September of 2006 to start trying. I got pregnant in January of 2007, had a miscarriage and got pregnant again in March. I am now 4 & ? months pregnant and due on Christmas day.
My husband, children, and I are very excited to be having another baby added to the family, and are very thankful to Dr. Greene and his staff for the wonderful job and care you took with us. I recommend Lakeshore Surgical Center to anyone considering tubal ligation reversal or IVF. It ended up being cheaper than one try with IVF. It was successful and I imagine a lot more fun than IVF.
Date of Reversal: May 26, 2006
Left: 8cm Right: 8cm
Age at Time of Reversal: 28 years old
Our Policy on Testimonials
We do not ever release patient′s names. We feel you should have control over your medical decisions and information. We want you to know that we will never ask that of you. The tubal ligation reversal testimonials on our website are the words of the patients themselves we don′t change them except when they name their husband or something else that would give away their identity. In 32 years of surgery I have had a lot of patients that were kind enough to write a note of thanks and I never have had any message that was more than several sentences. People just don′t write long involved notes like I see on some websites.