Tubal reversal surgery

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 his 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 (5mm 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 20 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

Skin Closure

Upon completion of the microsurgery the two small skin incisions are closed with very fine invisible stitches beneath the skin. Rarely, a subcutaneous drain or an indwelling urinary catheter are left in place for a short time after the operation.

→ Issues you might consider prior to tubal reversal

→ Recovery from tubal reversal

→ Risks and complications of tubal reversal

Retirement from practice

Dr Woolcott is no longer accepting new patients as he is retiring from medical practice. Dr Gabrielle Dezarnaulds is taking over his practice. To arrange a consultation and operation please contact Dr Dezarnaulds office by telephone on 02 9557 1988 or by email: info@drdezarnaulds.com

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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