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Robotic Tubal Reversal

Explore your options, restore fertility with robotic tubal reversal in Austin

Tubal ligation accounts for nearly 28% of all contraception methods.  Of women who chose this contraception, 20% to 30% of women regret having \had a  tubal ligation.* Women, especially young women, may struggle with the decision they made to have permanent sterilization, but at Texas Fertility Center you have options for restoring fertility.  Robotic assisted laparoscopic tubal reversal in Austin paves the way for natural conception, eliminating the need to have in vitro fertilization with each pregnancy attempt.

The evolution of surgical approaches—from laparotomy to laparoscopy and now robotic assisted tubal anastomosis—has afforded reproductive surgeons with much greater dexterity and visualization during this intricate process of reconnecting severed or occluded fallopian tubes. women who are ideal surgical candidates for tubal reversal will experience less pain after the procedure, less scarring and faster recovery times with robotic assisted tubal anastomosis.

Your fertility specialists will refer to the following terms:

  • Fallopian tube—named for 16th century Italian surgeon Gabriele Falloppio, these reproductive ducts connect the ovaries with the uterus. It is where conception takes place.
  • Distal segment—the portion of the fallopian tube closest to the ovary
  • Proximal segment—the portion of the fallopian tube closest to the uterus
  • Anastomosis—the term we use for reconnecting two structures

Your physician will help you determine the best course of action for restoring your fertility. Your age, ovarian reserve, your partner’s sperm health and the surgical method employed in the sterilization will all factor in to your decision.

Our experienced fertility specialists perform microsurgical robotic tubal reversal in Austin

Texas Fertility Center physicians perform this surgery using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. The surgeon is positioned at a robotic console at which he or she controls 3-4 robotic arms to remove the scarred portion of the tubes. Having access to a 3D camera and wristed instruments affords your physician with enhanced dexterity and control during this procedure.

After reconnecting the fallopian tubes with fine surgical thread, we will confirm the success of the surgery by flushing dye through the tubes. Open tubes, or patent tubes, will once again allow sperm access to an ovulated egg for conception to occur in the fallopian tubes.

Expectations after your tubal reversal

After two years, 90% of women younger than 40 who had microsurgical tubal reversal became pregnant. For that reason, an American Society for Reproductive Medicine practice report states “there is good evidence to support the recommendation for microsurgical anastomosis for tubal ligation reversal.”

Please be aware that the experience of your surgeon is absolutely essential in this complex procedure. For nearly three decades, the reproductive surgeons at Texas Fertility Center have performed tubal reversal surgery in Austin. With today’s microsurgical techniques, robotic tubal reversal, patients can expect favorable outcomes and an easier recovery.

Contact us to arrange for a surgical consult with an established reproductive surgeon.

Meet Dr. Anthony Propst

Harvard Trained Fertility Micro-Surgeon

Harvard Trained Fertility Micro-Surgeon

Dr. Propst Discusses Robotic Fertility Surgery