Tubal Recanalization using Laparoscopy

What is Tubal Recanalisation?

Tubal Recanalisation or Family Planning Reversal Surgery is a procedure where the fallopian tube that is cut or clipped during family planning surgery, is reconnected back so that the woman can try for pregnancy again.

Tubal Sterilization or Ligation (tying of the tubes) is considered as a permanent method for family planning. However, this procedure is definitely reversible. Laparoscopic Tubal Recanalization is a procedure done to reverse Tubal Ligation or Sterilization (Family Planning). It rejoins the previously cut portions of the fallopian tube.

Laparoscopic Tubal Recanalisation - Dr Deepa Ganesh

How is Laparoscopic Tubal Recanalization surgery performed?

Tubal Recanalisation procedure is done under general anesthesia. Initially the status/condition of the fallopian tubes is evaluated and the suitability for recanalisation will be decided.  Once the gynecology surgeon finds that the tubes are suitable and can be reconnected (recanalised), a small incision is done for the laparoscope to pass.  Then, the disconnected tubes are sutured back that allows the eggs to be fertilized.

The success rate of tubal recanalisation depends on how well the sterilization was done and the length of fallopian tubes after connecting back.  That’s why you always need to see only an expert gynecologist to perform any procedure on your body.

Laparoscopic Tubal Recanalisation - Dr Deepa Ganesh

Advantages of Laparoscopic Tubal Recanalisation Surgery

  1. Patient recovery is very fast as compared to traditional open Tubal Recanalisation procedure

  2. Minimally Invasive

  3. 2-3 Small incisions

  4. Minimal Blood Loss
  5. Daycare procedure – The patient can go home the same day of the surgery after a brief stay at the clinic/hospital.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions on laparoscopic treatment section to know what you should do before, on the day and after laparoscopic procedure.