Q&A: What's the chances of getting pregnant after having a tubal done with the "surgical glue" process?
posted on 1/6/2015
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I had my tubal done in 2008. The doctor said he performed a process using "surgical glue". What would be the chances of me getting pregnant again if I had the process reversed? - Diane
Surgical glue is a supply that is used to close the incision for the tubal ligation but is not a method of tubal ligation. In order to determine whether you are a candidate for the surgery or not, you need to download all the forms from our website plus obtain a copy of the operative report and pathology report if applicable. Once you have all this documentation, you can then send to us to have one of our physicians review and I will get back to you. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
--Laura Smith, MD
I’m not aware of any method that uses surgical glue to occlude tubes. If someone is doing that then not sure if able to reverse since I have never seen one done that way so not sure how much tube is “glued” together. My guess is that if they glued them then a lot of tube would be damaged so most likely not a good candidate for TR. I did google search and can’t find anything on this. IVF is still an option.
--John Edwin Nichols, MD, FACOG
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