When you’re hoping for a healthy pregnancy, it’s important to understand IVF and tubal reversal success rates
Having your tubes tied doesn’t need to stop you from starting or growing your family. Several fertility treatments, including tubal reversal and in vitro fertilization (IVF) offer hope if you want to conceive now. At Texas Fertility Center, we no longer offer tubal reversal surgery because we find that IVF often produces better success rates.
What you need to know about tubal reversal success rates
The fallopian tubes are delicate reproductive structures, so it can be difficult for even the most-skilled fertility surgeon to repair them. Many different factors also contribute to the likelihood of you experiencing good tubal reversal success rates.
- Age and egg quality of the female partner
- Sperm quality of the male partner
- The type of tubal ligation surgery
- Whether there’s a viable length of tube left
Even if you appear to be a good candidate for tubal reversal, the procedure might not be successful. With tubal reversal surgery, you only have one chance to restore your fallopian tubes. As a result, if the surgery isn’t successful, the next option is to move to IVF.
Comparing IVF and tubal reversal success rates
If you’re considering a tubal reversal, our Austin fertility center team advises you to weigh the pros and cons of IVF versus tubal reversal. Depending on your age and reproductive health and your partner’s sperm health, IVF may have a higher success rate per cycle. Additionally, turning to IVF means that you still don’t have to worry about birth control when you aren’t trying to conceive.
You should also consider the risk of an ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when the embryo implants in the fallopian tube rather than the uterus. The chance of ectopic pregnancy, according to ASRM, ranges from 2-10%. With IVF, the chance is 2%.
The decision to start or expand your family is a big one, and we want to help. Contact us at Texas Fertility Center to learn more about your family-building options after getting tubal ligation.