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Robotic Tubal Reversal Surgery (aka), tubal reanastomosis is available to those in Arizona seeking to regain their fertility.

Tubal ligation, or female sterilization surgery, involves cutting and sealing the Fallopian tubes and is meant to be a permanent means of birth control.  However, life circumstances change, and should a woman decide after having a tubal ligation that she wants to have more children, tubal reversal surgery, either laparoscopic (and now) via  robotic surgery techniques, can be performed.

During a robotic tubal reversal surgery, doctors use the da Vinci robotic platform to operate on patients from a console, literaly from  across the room.  Robotic arms actually perform the surgery, mimicking the surgeon’s movement.  A visually enhanced display allows her enhanced visibility of the surgery site.

With advanced robotic tubal reversal surgery, surgeons enjoy more accurate, efficient, and precise movement via the robotic instruments as compared with standard laparoscopic tubal reversal.  In some cases, the surgery may take longer, but the incisions are smaller (this much faster recovery is needed) and patients are able to resume normal activities more quickly than with “traditional “open” surgical procedures.

Tubal reversal is a delicate surgery and a good outcome depends largely on the surgeon’s skill and the microsurgical techniques used.  Pregnancy rates after tubal reversal are published as 60%-70%, but may range from 20% to 95% depending on factors such as the woman’s age and how much of the fallopian tube is left to work with.

Pregnancy after tubal reversal is typically achieved within one to two years post surgery.  If couples are still unable to conceive, IVF may be a viable option.