DATE: January 19, 2016
CATEGORY: Tubal Reversal
Questions About Tubal Reversal
I have a bunch of questions about tubal reversal. Can I call and get answers?
Absolutely, we are open and available by phone during normal business hours. If you call in advance, you can come to our licensed, accredited surgical center and see us in person.
I can tell you there are 4 basic questions that just about everybody wants to know.
1. HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE?
The first is how long do the operations take and the answer is usually an hour to an hour and a half for a regular reversal. To remove an Essure it takes, on average 45 minutes. To reverse an Essure it takes about 2 hours.
2. AFTER SURGERY, HOW LONG BEFORE WE CAN START TRYING TO CONCEIVE?
The next most common question is how long after the procedure before I can resume sexual relations. The answer to that one is as soon as you want to. We do our procedures through a 2-inch incision right at your pubic hairline and the operations inside your pelvis are confined to an area about the size of a dime on each side so there is not usually a lot of tissue being disrupted. We used to tell people to wait a month but some obviously were not listening because they got pregnant right away. We stopped telling people to wait because our experience showed that was unnecessary.
3. HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN GO BACK TO WORK?
Question number three is how long before I can go back to work. The answer depends on what type of work you do. We will write an excuse for whatever you think you need but most patients are ready to go back in 2-3 days as long as there is not a lot of heavy lifting required of them.