Pregnancy after Tubal Ligation: The New Way Women Are Conceiving Without Surgery

Jan 12, 2011, 09:51 ET from Carolina Conceptions

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the CDC, more than 650,000 women a year elect to undergo tubal sterilization, some of whom will eventually regret their decision due to a life change or simply a change of heart. While the obvious solution to some might be tubal reversal surgery, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is an option that an increasing number of patients are choosing.

"While for some patients, especially those under the age of 30, tubal reversal surgery may be an ideal way to regain their fertility, no one can guarantee that the surgery will be successful," says Dr. Bill Meyer of Carolina Conceptions who recommends that every woman undergo ovarian reserve testing before considering tubal reversal surgery.

Advantages of IVF include a shorter recovery time (since surgery is not involved), the option to correct male factor infertility, a decreased risk for ectopic pregnancy, and the ability to screen for genetic abnormalities. Also, patients who undergo IVF do not need to be re-sterilized after delivery since the procedure was never reversed.

Tubal reversal surgery prices and IVF prices can vary greatly. At Carolina Conceptions, patients receive a large discount of 50% off the price of IVF should they choose the treatment over tubal reversal surgery.

About Us: Carolina Conceptions is the only private practice of its kind in the Triangle area where all doctors are board certified in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. The physicians share more than 45 years experience in the infertility field and have achieved some of the highest success rates in both the region and the country. In 2010, the practice was awarded with the First Citizens Bank Exceptional Customer Experience Award by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

The practice offers a fully comprehensive range of treatment options along with a highly trained staff who are dedicated to delivering friendly and compassionate care. To learn more about Carolina Conceptions, please visit or call (919) 782-5911. The practice is located at 2601 Lake Drive, Suite 301, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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