Q&A: Is it dangerous to have reversible tubal ligation surgery?

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I am curious it is dangerous to have revisible tubial ligation surgery?

- Sandra


Wendy J Schillings, MD, FACOG -

Tubal reversal surgery is major surgery similar to a cesarean section.  The major risks with any surgery are bleeding and infection but other complications can include blood clots, damage to other organs or complications related to anesthesia.  The success rate for tubal reversal depends on several factors including type of tubal sterilization, age of the female and presence of other health issues.

--Wendy J Schillings, MD, FACOG
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