About Tubal Reversals

Tubal reversals require great skill and experience. Dr. Bernard Rosenfeld MD, PhD, is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has had special training in microsurgery and more than 30 years experience performing tubal reversal surgery. Having performed over 2000 surgeries using the microsurgery technique improves recovery time and chances for pregnancy for his patients. His goal is to optimize your chances of conceiving through surgery.

The Tubal Ligation Reversal Surgery

During the outpatient procedure, the sterilized fallopian tubes are repaired using a multi-layer technique followed by a chromotubation (dye test) to ensure the tubes are open. The surgery is performed through a mini laparotomy incision of about 3 inches located at the pelvic hair line. The incision is closed using a plastic surgery technique using ultra-fine sutures resulting in minimal scarring and faster recovery. Patients go home the day of surgery.

The surgery is performed in a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center, First Street Surgical Center. The On-Q PainBuster pain pump, a revolutionary pump, is included in the surgery. This method of local pain control enables patients to recover comfortably without the need for oral pain medications that cause bothersome side effects such as congestion, constipation, and drowsiness.

Office Appointment

Your preliminary office visit lasts approximately 2 hours. You will meet Dr. Rosenfeld, and go over the surgery with him. You will have a pelvic ultrasound in the office. After your office appointment, the next time you see Dr. Rosenfeld will be for your surgery appointment.

If you are coming from out of town, for convenience, you can coordinate having your records sent in advance for Dr. Rosenfeld’s review and then schedule your office visit the day prior to surgery. Then you will be free that evening to return to the surgery center the next day.

Medical Records and Release Documents

You will need to arrive 15 minutes early to your office appointment to fill out the patient registration form. Or you can fill it out ahead of time using our online tubal reversal patient registration forms. A copy of the operative report from your tubal ligation surgery is very helpful. So submitting the operative report request form before your appointment will enable it to be available for review by Dr. Rosenfeld during your appointment. Copies of lab results, x-rays, or hormone studies are also useful (check with our office to complete a Medical Records Release Form). Referrals from other physicians are welcome.

Tubal Reversals Surgery Appointments

The morning of your surgery appointment, you will arrive at First Street Surgical Center at 6 a.m. You will meet the anesthesiologist and have your blood drawn. General anesthesia is used for the surgery. The surgery lasts less than two hours. You will be discharged in the afternoon and can return to the hotel. Most patients are able to travel home the day after their surgery. You may return to the office before traveling if you would like to be evaluated by the nursing staff.What to expect from surgery: As a result of the surgery, the tubes will grow back together. That is why many physicians will give you a money-back guarantee. In most cases, it does not matter if your tubal ligation was done with clamps, tying, or burning. The length of time since your tubal ligation does not affect your tubes ability to grow back together. Your individual success rate is affected by your age, how regular your periods are, and your partner’s sperm count.


Our patients’ experiences are the best way for you to determine if Southwest Tubal Reversal Center is the choice for you. For patient statements about their surgeries, results, and experience with Dr. Rosenfeld and his staff, see our patients testimonials page. Many of our patients have offered contact information so that you may speak personally with them about their tubal reversals.