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What factors affect the success of a tubal ligation reversal surgery?

The success of the surgical reconstruction of the fallopian tubes depends on how the tubes were originally ligated. If the tubes were ligated using electrical energy (bipolar or monopolar electrical ligation) there may be little functional tube remaining and the surgical reconstruction may not be successful. If the tubes were ligated using a suturing method (modified Pomeroy tubal ligation) or a banding method (Falope ring), it is likely that a sufficient length of tube remains and that the reconstruction could be successful. Obtaining the original operative note from the tubal ligation procedure is an important first step.

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