Leavitt Women's Healthcare -  - OB/GYN

Leavitt Women's Healthcare

OB/GYNs located in Idaho Falls, ID

Tubal Reversal Specialist

When women from throughout southeastern Idaho decide to add to their families after having a tubal ligation procedure, in most cases, the doctors at Leavitt Women’s Healthcare, in Idaho Falls, Idaho are able to perform tubal reversal procedure.

Tubal Reversal Q & A

Leavitt Women's Healthcare

What is a Tubal Reversal?

A tubal reversal unblocks the fallopian tubes after a procedure like a tubal ligation or the placement of a device like Essure. During a tubal reversal, depending on the type of tubal ligation the patient had initially, the doctor will reopen, untie, or reconnect the fallopian tubes to allow eggs released from the ovaries to reach the uterus. While most tubal reversals are successful and woman are able to become pregnant, the procedure has the best chances of success if the original surgery only removed small parts of the fallopian tubes or if the tubes were closed with rings or clips. A woman’s general health and medical history are also considered when a tubal reversal is requested. The physicians consider the patient’s age, the type of the original tubal ligation surgery, if she has had healthy pregnancies in the past, and if the patient has ever had surgery for conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or pelvic inflammatory disease. Surgeries often leave scar tissue that can cause fertility issues and negate the effects of a tubal reversal.

What Happens During a Tubal Reversal Procedure?

The physicians at Leavitt Women’s Healthcare perform tubal reversals laparoscopically whenever possible. The surgery is performed using special instruments which are inserted through small incisions in the patient’s abdomen. One of the instruments is a laparoscope, a slender tube with a camera and light mounted on the end. The camera sends a live video feed to a monitor in the procedure room, allowing the doctor to see the procedure without an invasive traditional open procedure. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and most patients are able to return home on the same day.

What Happens After a Tubal Reversal Procedure?

After a tubal reversal, most women return home and spend a few days resting before returning to work. Heavy lifting and other strenuous activities should be avoided until the doctor says it is allowed. To determine the success of the surgery, the patient will usually have an x-ray test with a dye to check if the fallopian tubes have been successfully opened. If the surgery is successful, most women are able to become pregnant within 12-18 months.

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    "All were amazing and really helped me feel comfortable, especially in high stress situations. All of their staff is so kind and welcoming to everyone as well."

    McKenzie W.
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    "I figured it was one to leave a male point of view for this guy. Dr Leavitt has delivered all 3 of my children. Perhaps the most personable doctor I have ever met."

    Aaron B.
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    "He has a wonderful bedside manner, spends all the time you need answering any questions and/or concerns, and most importantly you're never rushed..."

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    "I really felt like they all cared about me and my health and overall wellbeing. Scott even called over a weekend to give me my test results!"

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    "Talk about friendly staff and Doctor!! He always has the time. His bedside manner is the best! Pregnant or not, you are #1 priority. I will never go elsewhere."

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    "As a first time mom, I could not be more satisfied with my experience at Leavitt Women's Center with Dr Adams as my OB! All around great people!"

    Rachael H.
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    "I went to Dr Adam's for my 2nd pregnancy and I have never felt so comfortable with a doctor's office like I did this one."

    Jenna H.
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    "I had an incident a few days after I gave birth at 2:00 in the morning; where other offices wouldn't be available Dr. Leavitt answered the phone after just two rings."

    Kelly K.
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    "With every birth Dr. Leavitt always made sure I had wonderful experience and included my husband in every delivery. I'm so thankful I had him as my doctor."

    Jamie C.
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    "I have had one appointment with Dr Adams and he was very nice and took time to get to know me."

    Angie M.
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    "They are very professional & Dr. Leavitt always took the time to talk to me! I never felt rushed during an appointment."

    Kristina B.
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    "I couldn't have chosen a better doctor to care for me and my baby! Dr. Leavitt went above and beyond for us and was willing to answer every question!"

    Danielle L.
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    "Dr. Adams has been absolutely amazing! The pregnancy has been a little rough and he was always more than willing to answer any questions and address any concerns I had."

    Alicia D.