Jan
2015

Q&A: What's the chances of getting pregnant after having a tubal done with the "surgical glue" process?

Ask A Doctor Question: 

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

Answer: 

Laura Smith, MD - LocateADoc.com

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
Charlottesville, VA

Answer: 

John Edwin Nichols, MD, FACOG - LocateADoc.com

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
Greenville, SC

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