Once your tubal ligation reversal is complete, we will keep you in our surgical center recovery area until you feel ready to go. It usually takes about an hour for patients to fully wake up from a tubal reversal. If you are coming from out of town we recommend that you stay in the local hotel that we provide near our office for the first night. Although complications from tubal ligation reversal are very rare, patients occasionally think something is wrong when everything is actually just fine. When this happens, it is usually in the first 24 hours and it’s nice if we are close by and able to check you and reassure you.
The day after your tubal ligation reversal we will examine you in the morning and make sure you are okay. Most couples have some questions and there is plenty of time for that. Of course, you can always email us or call the office (1-877-588-5594) to contact Dr. Greene. There is a recording after hours to give further contact instructions.
In the weeks and months after your tubal ligation reversal, we will be calling you from time to time to check on your status. Of course, you can always call us, and we encourage you to do that. It is very important that you let us know as soon as you have a positive pregnancy test. We will help you get testing to make sure your pregnancy is developing properly. When you have tubal ligation reversal you have an increased risk of a tubular pregnancy. Although this is a rare condition, it is much easier to treat if detected early.
We recommend that as soon as you have tubal ligation reversal you start taking a multivitamin with folic acid or folate to help the baby develop normally.
Once you have had your tubal reversal there are some very simple things that you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant. We will review these steps with you before you go home.