Laparoscopic Tubal Recanalization for Reversal of Tubectomy (Scarless)

Laparoscopic Tubal Recanalization is done to reverse the Sterilization in women. It involves reconnecting the previously cut portions of the fallopian tube .

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Some women, after undergoing family planning, which involves creating a break in the fallopian tube, may want to reverse the procedure by reconnecting the fallopian tubes, in order to become fertile again. These women undergo recanalization procedure.

Understanding Laparoscopic Tubal Recanalization

Tubal ligation or tying of the tubes is usually considered a permanent method for family planning. However, this procedure is definitely reversible.

But the chances of the women getting pregnant after re-canalization varies with age and the function of her ovaries. This is a delicate procedure, handled by just a few highly skilled surgeons.

To ensure recanalization of the tube, the two cut ends of the tubes are rejoined.

How is Laparoscopic Tubal Recanalization Performed

The tubal sterilization reversal procedure is performed by laparoscopy under general anesthesia.

The already tied tubes are first untied and the two ends are then reattached thus allowing for the eggs to be fertilized once more.

The important factors determining the success of recanalization are technique of sterilization and the remaining length of the tube after recanalization.

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Laparoscopic Tubal Recanalization FAQ’S

[Answer]The ideal option is to have a tubal recanalization, or a cutting and joining together of your tubes. This can be done either open or laparoscopically.

Yes, through the keyhole we should be able to assess and see your tubes, and then join them up in such a way that the sperms are able to pass across, giving you a chance to become a mom again.

It doesn’t make economic sense to use a robot to suture it. We are the robots ourselves. We suture it gently using special sutures and these patients do very well usually.

We sometimes use a suture inside the space and the single suture will hold it open.

The success result is about 50- 60%, provided one tries to plan the family is soon as possible, because all these recanalisations may close up in a short while.

Anything between 6 months and a year, but we don’t chances! If you have a tubal recanalization laparoscopically, then you should try to get to work as quickly as possible to have a child.

No, not at all. Almost at the cost of a regular open surgery, you can have a tubal recanalization done through keyholes.

Surgeons who perform Tubal Recanalization

Dr. J. S. Rajkumar


M.S., F.I.C.S., Dip. N.B. (SURG.), F.R.C.S. (ENG.), F.R.C.S. (EDIN.), F.R.C.S. (GLASGOW), F.R.C.S. (IRELAND), F.I.M.S., F.A.I.S., F.R.M.S. (LONDON), F.A.E. (GASTRO), F.A.C.G. (USA), F.I.C.A. (USA), F.I.A.G.E.S., Dip M.I.S. (FR.)