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Dr. Edward G. Lundblad
---579 South Laredo Circle, Aurora, Co 80017

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is a Tubal Reversal?

A Tubal Reversal is the surgical repair of a woman's Fallopian tubes.

2. Who needs a Tubal Reversal?

A woman who has had her fallopian tubes either tied, burned, clipped or cut, in the past, for birth control, and now wants to attempt to become pregnant.

3. Why would a woman want to reverse her tubal ligation?

There are many personal reasons that a woman will decide to try to reverse her tubal ligation, but the most common is the desire to have another child due to unforeseen changes in lifestyle.

4. Is there another name for Tubal Reversal?

Yes, Tubal Reanastomosis.

5. How does a woman begin to decide if a Tubal Reversal is right for her?

The woman first provides Dr. Lundblad with the necessary information, if possible, through an operative report about her tubal ligation. This is obtained by using the provided Release of Information Sheet and the Medical History Sheet. Dr. Lundblad then consults with the woman and a decision is made as to the appropriateness of continuing the process.

6. Then what?

Arrangements are made for the woman to come to Aurora, Colorado, for the procedure.

7. What arrangements?

A pre-op appointment with Dr. Lundblad on the day of surgery and arrangements for follow up care with your own Gynecologist once you return home.

8. What can I expect about the surgery?

  • The surgery will be performed at the Crown Point Surgery Center in Parker, Colorado.
  • You will be put to sleep with general anesthesia.
  • You will have an incision about three inches long on your abdomen.
  • The surgery will last about 2 hours.

    9. Will I need to stay overnight in the hospital?

    Yes, for one night if there are no unforeseen complications.

    10. What is the cost of the Tubal Reversal?

    The cost varies between $7,500.00 to $7,800.00 prepaid before the surgery. The price depends on the facility used and the health problems of the patient.

    11. What does this fee include?

    12. What can I expect after surgery?

    You will have had surgery on your abdomen, so it will be sore. You should expect to stay home from work for the next 2-3 weeks.

    You will be seen by Dr. Lundblad before you are discharged from the hospital.

    If you live outside the Denver Metro Area, you should plan to stay in a local home or hotel (with another responsible adult present at all times) for the first 2 days and nights after discharge.

    Dr. Lundblad will contact you by telephone several times in the first week after surgery to make sure that your post operative progress is appropriate.

    If you live in the Denver Metro Area, you will be seen in Dr. Lundblad's office at 1 week and 4 weeks after your surgery.

    If you live outside the Denver Metro Area, Dr. Lundblad will arrange follow up care with your local Gynecologist before your date of surgery. This physician will see you at about 1 and 4 weeks post op and do your follow up care while in consultation with Dr. Lundblad.

    13. What if I have questions or problems after I have gone home?

    You will be able to call Dr. Lundblad's nurse, Gayle, who will help you find the answers that you need. She will also have Dr. Lundblad contact you for further evaluation.

    14. When can I begin to try to get pregnant?

    Anytime after your 4 week check.

    15. What is the common length of time before I can expect to possibly become pregnant and what is the success rate?

    All patients are different. Dr. Lundblad has seen it as soon as 6 weeks, but more commonly about 6 months. Success rates vary according to age, tubal length after surgery and presence or absence of significant adhesions. A success rate of 70%-80% in a young, healthy woman is average. Dr. Lundblad will discuss this with you on an individual basis.

    16. O.K., I'm ready to get started with this. How do I begin?

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