Images in Tubal Reversal

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Perfectly prepared proximal (near the uterus) portion of the tube

At the start of the operation, there are two blocked ends on each side. These ends must be prepared and opened with great skill and caution in order for the operation to proceed well. This photo shows a perfectly prepared proximal (near the uterus) portion of the tube with a (now) normal opening. It will be delicately attached to the corresponding opening on the distal (near the ovary) portion of the tube.

Performing a tension-free anastomosis

A large suture is passed below each segment of tube, bringing the two ends in close approximation so that a tension-free anastomosis can be performed.

The openings are ready to be re-connected

The two ends have been brought nicely together, and the openings are ready to be re-connected.

Suturing the inner layer of the tube

Under high magnification the inner layer of tube containing the passageways are sutured together. Error of as little as one millimeter can cause falure of the operation.

Probing the opening

The opening is sometimes probed to make certain that the suture placement is precise.

Perfectly aligned lumens

The two lumens (openings) are perfectly aligned.

The first layer is now completed

The first layer has now been completed, re-establishing a complete communication from the uterus to the ovary.

Second layer to protect and strengthen the first

A second layer has been placed to protect and strengthen the first. The tube once again is normal !!

Measuring the tube

The entire length of the tube is measured. Longer tubes generally allow pregnancy to occur more frequently and quickly.

The finished tube

After six weeks, healing will be complete, and this tube will be 'ready and waiting' ! If you're ready, contact us today for a complimentary consultation.