Perth's Tubal Reversal Specialist

Located in Perth at Hollywood Private Hospital, Nedlans and having performed more microsurgical tubal ligation reversals than any other reproductive microsurgeon currently practising in Australia I believe I can reasonably lay claim to being Western Australia's tubal reversal specialist.

Centrally located at:

Hollywood Private Hospital

101 Monash Avenue, Nedlands WA

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Tubal reversal surgery

Whether you have changed your partner or just changed your mind, tubal ligation reversal is very effective at restoring fertility. The results and success rate of tuball operations greatly depends of the expertise of your surgeon. It is only by continually performing large numbers of procedures that it is possible to obtain consistently high success rates. Over 25 years experience and more than 2000 tubal reversal procedures provide you the reassurance of being the wisest choice of microsurgeon to perform your tubal reversal.

Microsurgical tubal ligation reversal using a state of the art, high-powered surgical microscope and the highest quality microsurgical instruments is scientifically proven to be superior than any other method. Microsurgical techniques enable optimal visualization of the fallopian tube allowing accurate and precise placement of each suture. Using a multi-layered technique of extremely fine sutures provides far better results than other less precise methods and also allows an uneventful recovery.

Laparoscopically assisted microsurgical technique

My surgical team and I have developed a highly advanced laparoscopically assisted method of microsurgery which has all the accuracy of microsurgery and the benefits of small incisions from laparoscopic methods.

Using this method a laparoscopy is usually performed immediately prior to tubal reversal to ensure that there is not irreparable damage to your Fallopian Tubes. This involves a thin telescopic instrument (7mm diameter) being inserted through a 1cm incision in the umbilicus (navel) to examine the internal organs of the pelvis. The organs are separated by introducing gas (carbon dioxide) via the laparoscope. The uterus and fallopian tubes to be moved into position immediately beneath a second incision of 3cm to 4cm in the pubic hair line through which the microsurgical reanastomosis is performed. A supporting stitch is then placed through the ligaments if the ovary to keep the Fallopian Tube (to which it is attached) in position. If necessary the tube (on each side) is then dissected free of the surrounding tissue. The area of the prior tubal ligation it is then cut on either side so that a normal open tube is available for reanastomosis of each end.

Once the cut ends of the Fallopian Tube are in close proximity with each other and stabilized in position an operating microscope is then used to magnify the site of the microsurgery approximately 40 times. A series of very fine microscopic sutures (less than the diameter of a human hair) are then placed around the circumference of the lumen of the Fallopian (which is less in diameter of a pin) to bring the ends together and establish patency. A second layer of sutures is then added to provide support and stability to the site of the anastomosis

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Dr Robert Woolcott - Tubal Reversal Australia

25 years experience

  • Over 2000 tubal reversals performed
  • More than 500 microsurgeries annually

Highly qualified

  • Honours degree in Medicine and Surgery
  • Specialist certified in reproductive microsurgery

Personal Care

  • Your reversal is solely performed by me
  • No trainee surgeons