Saturday, May 15, 2010
Tubal ligation reversal by Dr. Berger restores the ability to become pregnant after tubal ligation. In this blog, Dr. Berger presents the most important issues about tubal reversal surgery that everyone should know if they are considering having another baby after having a tubal ligation.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
In this study, we learn that tubal ligation was done 1 1/2 to 2 times more often than a vasectomy as time went on from 1973 to 1982 and continued at that rate to the time frame of this study in 1995. I found this a surprising fact considering that in 1965, tubal ligation and vasectomy were equally as common.
Taking both forms of sterilization into account, the CDC considers 41% of women in the age group of 15-44 as being surgically sterile. Of these, 26% chose to have a tubal ligation because either the woman or the man in the relationship wanted no more children.
The number of women in this age group that had their tubes tied calculates out to 3,978,000 women. This figure remains pretty constant year in and year out.
Now, we get to the part of you finding out if you are alone in wanting a tubal ligation reversal or one among very few who want this. According to the CDC, almost 25% of women with tied tubes want a tubal ligation reversal. Turning to the calculator again, that comes out to 994,500 women. Almost a million women in any one year are wanting to reverse their tubal ligation. That's just in the U.S. alone. Many more women feel this way around the world.
So you can see you are far from being alone in your desire. Good thing you can get your tubes untied through another surgery called, as mentioned above, tubal ligation reversal. Once you know this, you move on to the next step toward having another pregnancy by researching your options.
There are things you do need to learn in order to help you make the best decision for you which will result in your end goal of a child. With the Internet at your fingertips you have many resources for your research.
The best place to begin and end your search, however, is the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center's website at http://www.tubal-reversal.net/ Here you will find a message board where you can meet other women wanting the same thing as you as well as tons of information about tubal ligation reversal. Check it out today.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
More Videos About Tubal Reversal and Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal CenterThese videos from Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center illustrate the most successful, safe, and cost-effective tubal reversal surgery in the world.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, where Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith specialize in reversing tubal ligation, has the highest standard of patient care. This type of care is evident from the comments made by their patients in Patient Satisfaction Messages and on the Tubal Reversal Message Board. Mrs. Little, who had her tubal reversal surgery on May 15th reports to other members of the message board about her experience, concluding, "Thanks to all the CHTRC staff who were so was amazing". Because of the constant one-on-one care by the nurses and the professionalism of the entire Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center staff, patients come from all over the world to have such a wonderful surgical experience.
Posted by mrs.little (Member # 13626) on May 17, 2009 10:16 AM:
Hi I had my TR on May 15, 2009. We arrived May 13, 209 at 5:00pm. The first night we caught up on much needed sleep after the long plane ride. Janice picked us up she was an angel sent from heaven and we hit it off right from the start. The next morning we ate breakfast at the restaurant at the hotel because it came with the room. It was amazing and tasted great. Then we went to our consult, from what we here we were in and out the fastest they had ever seen. After the consult we hung out on Franklin street and went to the NC basketball museum. My husband was in love. We at a Hams who had the best chicken wings ever. Then we got back to the hotel after renting some movies from red box and relaxed. I did not have to be at the center until 8:30 am so in the morning my DH ate breakfast and then we were off. I was the fourth patient that day but we got out by one o'clock. The doctor said everything was great my tubes are in excellent condition with 6.0 cm on each side. YESSSSSSS!!!! So we went home took a little nap went for a walk and I rested and walked around the hotel for the rest of the day. I stayed with liquids and apple sauce until the next morning I had toast and eggs but pretty much have been drinking two glasses a water an hour to keep me regular and hydrated from the meds. Today I am going to try to eat a little more. I am sore but the pain is not that bad if you rest. I will be flying home today we stop in Philly to see our family so we did not have to be on a long flight. Well all the ladies that had Tr that day good luck to you especially Renee there was another lady named Renee there her husband was so sweet and keep a conversation going with my DH, anyways hope all went well and baby dust to all. Now just waiting for AF to show its face its supposed to be here by the 19th but we will see if anything changes I will keep everyone posted. Thanks to all the CHTRC staff who were so amazing.
Posted by ismagirl (Member # 13074) on May 17, 2009 11:37 AM:
Glad every thing went well for you,
now on to ttc Goodluck.
Posted by Martha, LPN (Member # 12781) on May 17, 2009 11:40 AM:
Renee, Congratulations on having your TR. It was very nice meeting both you and your husband. I am so happy you had a great experience. Hope to hear from you soon.
Posted by JeannieM (Member # 13037) on May 17, 2009 11:50 AM:
It was a pleasure meeting you both! Get plenty of rest and we hope to hear good things from you in the future!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
“We had our tubal reversal on November the 13th of 2007, and conceived our Berger Baby within two weeks. We never imagined all of our dreams would come true and we would conceive so quickly.” Scharlotte and Richard B.
“Attached is a picture of Will in his “Berger Baby” t-shirt. Thank you again for making our little miracle possible!” Jim and Daniell S.
“I had a successful TR a few years ago and now have a TR baby boy that is 2 1/2 and the joy of our lives. I am 42 and 12 weeks pregnant with my 2nd TR baby.” MaryLynn C.
“So I just want to say to anyone who has been thinking about tubal reversal surgery, follow your heart and do it. No matter what your age it can be done! Dr. Berger is a great doctor.” Sandra D.
“My OBGYN was very impressed with Dr. Berger’s work, and in fact has directed almost a dozen women to your clinic (Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center) for tubal reversal surgery since we were there!” Jason, Elizabeth & Morgan C.
“Dear Dr. Berger and Staff - Thank you so much for our little miracle, Lane Matthew. We are forever grateful to you and your staff for making our dream a reality” Sherry and Lonnie G.
Pregnancy Announcements - November 2008
Name: Sandra G.
Location: Morganton NC
Date of Tubal Reversal: September 2006
Date of Pregnancy Test: November 29,2008
Due Date: August 2008
Remarks: Had given up after more than 2 years of neg. Home Pregnancy Tests. I hope everything goes well.
Name: Sara R.
Location: Vero Beach Florida
Date of Tubal Reversal: 12/08/2006
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/29/08
Due Date: 08/12/09
Name: Laura F.
Location: Quantico VA
Date of Tubal Reversal: 03/06
Date of Pregnancy Test: 21 November 08
Due Date: 01 August 09
Remarks: We are pregnant again. After four miscarriages, the last an ectopic, we found I tested positive for two blood disorders, MTHFR and Lupus Anitcoagulant. After my last miscarriage in May, I began an 81mg aspirin regimen and increased my folic acid. My quants on Wednesday were 285 so, I’ll have an ultrasound on Monday to rule out an ectopic pregnancy. Dr. Berger was very supportive back in June when I learned of the clotting disorders. I pray this pregnancy goes the distance.
Name: Dawn C.
Location: Teaticket Massachusetts
Date of Tubal Reversal: June 23, 2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: November 25, 2008
Due Date: August 3, 2008
Remarks: Thank you so much for this chance!
Name: Melissa S.
Location: Boerne Texas
Date of Tubal Reversal: 11-30-07
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11-17-08
Due Date: 7-15-09
Remarks: Thank you all for your role in making this miracle possible!!
Name: Karen C.
Location: Pulaski Virginia
Date of Tubal Reversal: 1st June 2006, 2nd Aug 29th 2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: Nov. 21, 2008
Remarks: Had first HCG test today, Monday November 24th and it was 1074. Will be going on Wednesday for second and scheduling vaginal ultra-sound for sometime next week. Thanks for all your help.
Name: Shannon R.
Location: Sims NC
Date of Tubal Reversal: 10-15-2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11-24-2008
Remarks: I had a quantitative level done today. It was 56. We are repeating this on Wednesday 11-26-2008.
Name: Tiffany E.
Location: Howard Ohio
Date of Tubal Reversal: 10-16-08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11-20-08
Remarks: On 11-20-08 my hcg levels were 39. I go back in on December 1st because of the holidays. i will then schedule the placement u/s. Thank you again!
Name: Janet B.
Location: 75418 Texas
Date of Tubal Reversal: 2005
Date of Pregnancy Test: nov 22, 2008
Remarks: I did the dye test and the test showed both tubes still occluded. I thought I had the flu nausea, girls at work teasing me about being pregnant. I took 3 pregnancy tests, all positive, went to hospital last night. 5 weeks 2 days HCG 1800 vag ultrasound positive -baby in right spot, but still possible ectopic? Makes no sense! Cyst noted on ovary - I go to OB Monday for a follow up HCG test, no bleeding, slight cramping on left side. Thank you, Janet
Name: Jessica B.
Location: Edgewood Maryland
Date of Tubal Reversal: 9/18/08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/18/08
Due Date: 08/04/09
Remarks: Beta at 9DPO was 4 Beta at 11DPO was 8
Name: Jennifer H.
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Date of Tubal Reversal: 9/12/08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/16/2008
Name: Donna S.
Location: Vancouver Washington
Date of Tubal Reversal: 10/25/06
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/10/08
Due Date: 07/09/09
Remarks: This will be our second child since our tubal reversal, and our fifth total. We feel truly blessed to have welcomed our son, D’Angelo, in September 2007. We are very excited that he will soon be a big brother!
Name: Jennifer W.
Location: Odd WV
Date of Tubal Reversal: Feb.07 2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: October 24th
Due Date: June 1st
Remarks: I had sent a form a few weeks ago. Since then i have seen my OBGYN and had an ultrasound of the baby. It was moving around and looked healthy. with a heart rate of 169 BMP. We are so excited. Words cannot express how we feel. The baby is due on June 1st. I was further along then i expected. Again we would like to say thanks to all of you. We feel truly blessed. I will send a picture of they baby with a letter to express our joy and thanks. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU AT CHAPEL HILL TUBAL REVERSAL CENTER! Jennifer & Family
Name: Lynn B.
Location: 68128 Nebraska
Date of Tubal Reversal: 8-25-08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11-15-08
Due Date: 7-18-09
Remarks: Took less then 2 months to get pregnant - waited till after period in the middle of September to start trying. On 11-18-08 my ob dr did a transvag u/s and everything looks good so far. Thanks
Name: Kelly H.
Location: Elk Grove California
Date of Tubal Reversal: 03/24/2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/14/08
Due Date: 07/06/09
Remarks: I’m scheduled for a check up with the Ob on Wed (11/19/08). They plan to do a vaginal ultrasound and exam and if everything looks ok I will have a regular ultrasound on Thursday (11/20/08). I feel pretty good. No real nausea, but I do feel fatigued. We are not sure when my last period was because I had a period on 9/30 (which was normal) and then I had a lite period about 14 days later that lasted about 3-4 days. It was more than spotting but less than a normal period, so I’m not sure if that was implantation bleeding or another period. The doctor is going on the 9/30 date for now which would make me about 7 weeks.
Name: Rosemary M
Location: Granite Falls/Lenora NC
Date of Tubal Reversal: 08-31-05
Date of Pregnancy Test: 10-27-08
Remarks: Just wanted to inform all of you i have a BFP and went in today for my u/s and i have 1 baby in the uterus along with a heart-beat! I am so excited to be having my 2nd TR baby. My due date is 07-08-09! Thank you to all of you at CHTR and Dr. Berger! Rosemary
Name: Mercedes G.
Location: St. Augustine Florida
Date of Tubal Reversal: 1/30/2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/17/08
Remarks: I believe that this is going to result in a miscarriage. I have been bleeding/spotting for more than a month. I had no symptoms of me being pregnant and I was not temping, or testing. Thank you.
Name: Dianna F.
Location: Lebanon PA
Date of Tubal Reversal: 10-27-08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11-18-2008
Name: Merill G.
Location: Calmar Iowa
Date of Tubal Reversal: 4/21/2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/82008
Remarks: 1st number on 11/10 was 54 then started spotting and cramping 2nd number on 11/13 32 m/c At least I know that I can get pregnant - thanks for the chance to have another child.
Name: Melissa W.
Location: Greeneville Tennessee
Date of Tubal Reversal: 09/18/08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/14/08
Name: Toni H.
Date of Tubal Reversal: 3/26/08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/12/08
Due Date: 7/20/09
Name: Kelly H.
Location: Winchester Virginia
Date of Tubal Reversal: Aug (?) 2004
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/13/08
Due Date: July 2009
Remarks: Yeah! 2nd pregnancy since reversal. Been trying for 2 years this time - took 1 year with 1st TR baby. I’m 41, DH is 50 and we didn’t use clomid this time - just charting, herbs & OPK. Please post for inspiration to the other over 40 moms ttc. Thanks Dr. B!! Kelly H.
Name: Amanda N.
Location: Carlisle Cumbria England
Date of Tubal Reversal: 22 may 08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 13 nov
Due Date: july 09
Remarks: Hi thank you to everyone don’t want to get to excited yet ‘early days’ going for a scan next week i will keep you posted. All my love Amanda.
Name: Michelle G.
Location: Clifton Forge VA
Date of Tubal Reversal: 06/09/08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 10/26/08
Name: Christie G.
Location: Tracy California
Date of Tubal Reversal: July 18, 2005
Date of Pregnancy Test: November 10, 2008
Due Date: July 13, 2009
Remarks: Dear Dr. Berger and TEAM! I wanted to let you all know that our second Berger baby is on the way! Jorge and I are beyond ecstatic! We decided to try for another baby in Sept 2008 and I’m already pregnant! Interestingly enough, I had a positive result exactly 3yrs and 1 day from my positive result for Elise. Elise turned 2 in June 2008 so we’re guesstimating our baby will be born right around the time she turns 3. My first OB appt. is on Dec. 9th so I will know more then. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH! There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t look at her and know who is to thank for the happiness she brings us. What you all do for families like ours is simply amazing. Love & Peace, Christie G.
Name: Cindy M.
Location: Bay City Texas
Date of Tubal Reversal: 02/26/08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/06/08
Remarks: Don’t think it will be a full term pregnancy. Hormone levels are dropping, As of today its at a 72.
Name: Sandra R.
Location: Stallings NC
Date of Tubal Reversal: 04/23/2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/09/2008
Due Date: 07/18/2008
Remarks: My first HCG #’s were 91 on 11-11. My Doctor will not schedule other bloodwork until 11-25. Should I go to urgent care to have a test done?
Name: Rachel R.
Location: Columbus Ohio
Date of Tubal Reversal: 01/08/04
Date of Pregnancy Test: 02/22/07
Due Date: 10/31/08
Remarks: After tubal reversal I had 2 miscarriages and 1 ectopic pregnancy. We went ahead and did the invitro and we had twins on 5/03/07. after the twins we did not think we could get pregnant on our own. I became pregnant on February 9/2007 and had positive pregnancy test 2/22/07 and I delivered on 10/18/08. his name is Zachary William Hehl. He is the first natural pregnancy that went to term since tubal reversal. I don’t know what happened to my tubes during the pregnancy with the twins, however it must have helped or it was a miracle and maybe I won’t have any more! Zachary is my 10th child.
Name: Latasha B.
Location: 24801 WVA McDowell
Date of Tubal Reversal: 10-26-07
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11-09-08
Due Date: 7-16-09
Name: Terri R.
Location: Wausau Wisconsin
Date of Tubal Reversal: 05/28/08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/05/08
Due Date: 07/19/08
Remarks: I am scheduled to go in tomorrow for an early ultrasound.
Name: Bobbi M.
Location: Andreas PA
Date of Tubal Reversal: 10/18/07
Date of Pregnancy Test: 10/14/08
Due Date: 06/13/09
Remarks: Positive pregnancy test on 10/14/08. First HCG was 15000 Second 25000 Third 35000. On 10/21/08 I had an ultrasound and the baby is in the uterus. I was 6 weeks and 3 days and we could see a flutter. I had a second ultrasound on 11/06/08 and the baby is doing great. I was 8 weeks and 5 days. The heart rate is 173 and the baby measures 2.01 cm. This is our first pregnancy since having tubal reversal surgery. We did not use any medications or ovulation prediction kits. We tried to relax and let nature take its course. Thank you for everything. Bobbi
Name: Sandra D.
Date of Tubal Reversal: July 3 2007
Date of Pregnancy Test: February 10 2008
Remarks: I had my baby girl on October 25 2008. She weighed 8lbs.6oz. I just want to say how very happy I am to have made the decision to have the tubal reversal surgery. Dr. Berger did a perfect job! I would do it all over and over again. Sandra
Name: Lisa L.
Location: Buffalo New York
Date of Tubal Reversal: November 2002
Date of Pregnancy Test: November 7, 2008
Remarks: I have a 5 year old that is from after my TR…, I have had several miscarriages. I do promise to notify you again after the first trimester is over…, but please do not contact me.
Name: Mindy R.
Location: Toledo Oregon
Date of Tubal Reversal: August 29, 2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: Nov 1, 2008
Due Date: July 10, 2009
Name: Shawna D.
Location: Candor New York
Date of Tubal Reversal: 10/24/07
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/05/08
Due Date: 07/07/09
Remarks: We had ectopic in February and again in April. Had a miscarriage in July we will pray for a healthy pregnancy this time. We are keeping our fingers crossed and putting our faith in God. Thank you Dr. Berger for you help in this process.
Name: Lucinda M.
Location: Reidsville Georgia
Date of Tubal Reversal: June 2007
Date of Pregnancy Test: October 17, 2008
Due Date: June 22, 2009
Remarks: Sonogram done 10/31/2008 with gestation sac noted, and approximately 5.1 weeks given by size 13. HCG level 16,370 from lab value taken 10/31/2008. Thanks to everyone.
Name: Jaclynn S.
Location: New Jersey
Date of Tubal Reversal: 3-15-06
Date of Pregnancy Test: November 5, 2008
Name: Lori D.
Location: Waterbury Connecticut
Date of Tubal Reversal: 10/08/2007
Date of Pregnancy Test: 10/31/2008
Due Date: 07/11/2009
Remarks: This is my first BFP since surgery. 10/31/2008 HCG was 139. 11/03/2008 HCG 681. Office visit and Ultrasound and another HCG are scheduled for tomorrow. Dr. Berger has made this possible. You and your staff are truly amazing. I will be forever grateful. THANK-YOU. Lori & Brian
Name: Terri K.
Location: Galway Galway Ireland
Date of Tubal Reversal: 19/June/2007
Date of Pregnancy Test: 30 October 2008
Remarks: I am going to my GP tomorrow about this. I was just curious about ectopic pregnancy, how soon would you know if you had one, and at what stage in the pregnancy would the tube rupture if it was in the tube? I only just realised I was pregnant last week and tomorrow is the first day I can get an appointment with my doctor, so judging from my last period date, I am about 4 weeks after conception. Thanks for your help. Terri K.
Location: Attica Indiana
Date of Tubal Reversal: 11/05/07
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/02/08
Remarks: I’m absolutely elated! We just started our TTC journey a couple months ago and already got a BFP!! Calling my OBGYN today to start bloodwork. Thanks so much for everything! Amber
Name: Jill C.
Date of Tubal Reversal: January 14, 2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: November 2, 2008
Due Date: July 13, 2009
Remarks: This is my 2nd pregnancy. the first ended in m/c. praying this is a keeper
Name: Angela B.
Location: Surrey United Kingdom
Date of Tubal Reversal: June 2007
Date of Pregnancy Test: 2nd November 2008
Remarks: My doctor told me today that they don’t test HCG levels here in the UK. I have been referred for a scan, I just need to know approx. date to go for the scan please.
Name: Christy S.
Date of Tubal Reversal: 08-29-08
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11-03-2008
Remarks: I have taken 2 pregnancy tests and both show positive. I have an appointment today at 3:15 pm to check hormone levels.
Name: Alicia L.
Location: Olney MD
Date of Tubal Reversal: Jan 17, 2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: 11/2/08
Name: Elizabeth Y.
Location: Addis Ababa Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Date of Pregnancy Test: 08,23,2008
Name: Catrina F.
Location: Fort Campbell Kentucky
Date of Tubal Reversal: 10/15/2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: 10/30/2008
Due Date: 07/14/2008
Name: Dornita C.
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Date of Tubal Reversal: 07/24/2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: 10/31/08
Remarks: I am calling to schedule an appointment with ob/gyn Monday morning.
Name: Karri R.
Location: Denver Colorado
Date of Tubal Reversal: 9/24/07
Date of Pregnancy Test: 10/31/08
Remarks: This is my third pregnancy after tubal reversal, my first ended in EP, and my second ended in MC. We’re hoping the third time is the charm! Thank you for making this possible!
Name: Maricel R.
Location: NJ Elizabeth Union
Date of Tubal Reversal: Aug, 28, 2008
Date of Pregnancy Test: Oct, 28,2008
Due Date: JULY,06, 2008
Remarks: On Thursday I saw my doctor and the baby is in the sac I am very lucky. I have a other approximate on 11/06.08 I will be 5 weeks on Mon 11/03/08
Tubal Reversal Patient Satisfaction Messages
Tubal Reversal Doctor December 2nd, 2008
I took a lot of time looking for a doctor who could perform a tubal reversal. There are many out there, and having surgery isn’t something I take lightly. It was very important for me to find the right tubal reversal doctor and the right staff to provide me with EXCELLENT care.
I found Dr. Berger and his staff at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center to go above and beyond my expectations. I was able to get all my questions answered before and even after surgery. Dr. Berger and his staff provided me with great care, and were very helpful during the entire process. My reversal surgery went very well, and I healed very quickly. At my discharge they gave me instructions that I followed closely. I was very impressed by the follow up care that Dr. Berger and his staff provided. I am more than satisfied. They are a great team, and it because of the team work that makes Dr. Berger and his staff unique.
I would encourage anyone considering a tubal reversal to contact Dr. Berger.
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Tubes Tied Not Permanent November 26th, 2008
I could sing your praises forever and, in fact, I have referred many people to you including perfect strangers who have stopped to remark on how precious our little D’Angelo is. I know all tubal reversal stories are different, and ours is also a most unique story. My husband and I have been together for sixteen years and had our first three kids in our mid-twenties. We always wanted more but after having to take custody of my husband’s siblings, we made the huge mistake of getting my tubes tied, a choice we thought was permanent. I mourned the loss of the children we never had. As the kids all grew older and as we approached our mid-thirties, we began to talk about the “what-ifs” and after a short time on the internet researching PTLS, found your website.
This has been the most miraculous experience and we know that God led us directly to your care. Our first three kids are now thirteen, eleven, and nine. To be able to share this with our children is an experience beyond words. They were all in the delivery room with us, my daughters holding my legs and actively coaching, and my son being able to cut his new brother’s umbilical cord. A choir of tearful joy enveloped D’Angelo as he entered this world.
Our family is better and stronger for this, and we are all anxious to meet and be blessed with another baby come July.
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Tubal Reversal Satisfaction November 26th, 2008
Honestly, anyone who would rate their satisfaction less than a 10 is insane. Everyone at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center was wonderful. I can’t get care at my own doctor’s office as good as I got from the staff at your facility. I just want to thank everyone there for the care my husband and I received. We couldn’t have chosen a better place to have our tubal reversal procedure done.
Thank you again, Dr. Berger, and staff. We can’t wait to inform you when we get pregnant.
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Recommend Dr. Berger November 26th, 2008
I want to thank you, Dr. Berger, and your entire staff. My tubal reversal surgery couldn’t have gone any more smoothly. I had no nausea afterward and I can’t even ride in a car without getting sick to my stomach! You guys should be very proud of the work that you do. You are extremely professional and efficient and as a health care professional I know what I am talking about.
Great Job! I would recommend you to anyone.
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A New Beginning November 24th, 2008
I had my surgery done 20 Nov, and am now sitting here at home, a little sore, but healing very nicely. I have been reflecting on my experience for the past couple of days and how it has changed us as a family already.
Doctor Monteith, I’m sure you know how you make a difference in people’s lives, given the nature of your work, and you must hear words of gratitude quite often. You gave us hope. The magic and joy of even having the possibility to conceive fills every corner of our house. We all feel it, even our daughters. Sir, you were so nice to us, and down to earth. We thank you.
Doctor Hertz, the anesthesia and getting put to sleep was the scariest part for me. You were so unbelievably kind and very patient from the beginning. We trusted you, and on the morning of the surgery, I felt no fear. We thank you as well.
To all the nurses, Martha, Donna, Fran, Lorie, and Susie thank you all so much for your kindness, and your smiles. When I posted on the message board about my experience, I told everyone that I was treated with a tenderness that is almost nonexistent in most health care institutions today. You all are very special.
Ultimately this was one of the best experiences of my life, not just because it marks a new beginning, but because it is just that type of establishment: first rate, professional, knowledgeable, affordable, organized, and caring. Even the hotel stay was perfect! And finally, Dr. Berger, I did not meet you, but this clinic is yours, and we thank God for you and that you decided to open it. You must be proud of this amazing staff.
Have a happy thanksgiving all of you.
Daniel, and Elle S.
Second Child Since Tubal Reversal November 24th, 2008
This will be our second child since our tubal reversal, and our fifth total. We feel truly blessed to have welcomed our son, D’Angelo, in September 2007. We are very excited that he will soon be a big brother!
Without your steady hands, Dr. Berger, and God’s blessing, we wouldn’t even have this news to share. Thanks for everything. We are putting together a scrapbook to send to your office, but it obviously won’t be complete until next year.
I also wanted you to know that as early as my first menstrual cycle post-surgery, my PTLS had disappeared completely.
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TR Surgery November 24th, 2008
Thanks Dr. Monteith!
I am amazed that I feel so good, and that I am getting along as well as I am. You did an amazing job, and I would recommend you and Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center to anyone inquiring about tubal reversal surgery. I appreciate your taking the extra time to repair that difficult right tube. I admire your dedication. You will never be forgotten.. . and I pray that God will bless you for the many many lives you are touching through TR surgery. You are truly a God send.
Thank you for correcting the biggest mistake of my life. And you will be the first to know when Chad and I conceive.
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Tubal Reversal Surgery November 23rd, 2008
I am very happy that I chose Chapel Hill to perform my tubal reversal surgery and would not change anything about it. My whole experience from start to finish was just great. The staff, nurses, doctors, anesthesiologist EVERYONE was just wonderful. Everyone made sure to explain everything that was happening or going to happen. They made sure I was comfortable at all times and were very reassuring when I started to get anxious.
Thank you so much for giving us another chance to add to our family! I will refer everyone that is thinking about having a tubal reversal done to your facility. The whole experience was great.
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Tubes Untied By Dr. Berger November 21st, 2008
I had my tubes untied by Dr. Berger on April 3rd and on May 21st I found out that I was pregnant. On November 12th, I gave birth to a 1 pound 10 ounce baby girl, Danaysia. She is doing just fine.
I just wanted to thank you and your staff because not only did you do what you said you could, but also you were the nicest and most humble people that I ever met and you changed my life.
Thank you again and God bless,
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Recommend Tubal Surgery November 21st, 2008
Dear Dr. Berger,
I just wanted to say thanks for everything. I had my tubal surgery last Monday and I would recommend tubal surgery at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center to anyone. All of the staff were so nice and the nurses went out of their way to make me more comfortable, especially Brenna (Recovery Room Nurse). Hopefully we’ll be pregnant soon!
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Thanks Dr. Berger November 21st, 2008
Dear Dr. Berger,
There isn’t a thing I can say that hasn’t been said to you, but I do want you to know how much I appreciate you and your staff for what you’ve done for me. That was an experience I’ll never forget, and what a shame other medical facilities aren’t run the way yours is. You’ve given me a shot at something I never dreamed was a possibility, according to others I’ve spoken to, so no matter what happens, you are valued very much by all of us.
Thank you so much, and about that ratemds.com site…. can I still go there and leave you rave reviews, or is that something that was only temporary? I’d love to post something special about you and your wonderful staff.
Thank you so much!
Sharon Van S.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
The tubal reversal doctors at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center are specialists in fallopian tube repair. Although most of patients come to Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center for tubal ligation reversal, others come for fallopian tube repair after a tubal infection or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, or previous surgery involving the fallopian tubes.
The fallopian tube begins within the muscular wall of the uterus (interstitial segment), leads away from the uterine wall (isthmic segment), becomes wider (ampulla), extends to the widest area near the end of the tube (infundibulum), and ends next to the ovary (fimbrial segment).
The fallopian tube has several important functions that include:
- Capturing the egg at ovulation
- Providing the proper environment for fertilization
- Transporting the fertilized egg to the uterine cavity
When fallopian tubes have become damaged, pregnancy difficult and sometimes impossible to achieve.
When a fallopian tube is damaged and completely closed, sperm cannot reach an egg to fertilize it, and the egg cannot reach the uterine cavity. Common causes of fallopian tube damage are:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Other abdominal infections
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Prior pelvic surgery
Diagnosing Fallopian Tube Disorders
The possibility of fallopian tube damage should be suspected when a woman is either unable to become pregnant or has a history of multiple ectopic pregnancies. The diagnosis of a damaged fallopian tube usually is made from an x-ray procedure called a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). During an HSG, a radio-opaque dye is placed into the cavity of the uterus and pictures are taken as the dye flows into the fallopian tube. If the dye does not travel freely from the uterine cavity and through the fallopian tube into the abdominal cavity, then fallopian tube damage is suspected.
Fallopian Tube Repair
Fallopian tube damage due to infection of the tube may result in a swollen, club-shaped tube called a hydrosalpinx. In this situation, the fimbrial end of the tube is closed by scar tissue. This is easily diagnosed by a HSG when the dye is seen to fill the fallopian tube but becomes trapped within it at its swollen fimbrial end. This is the most common type of tubal disease that results in patients seeking fallopian tube repair.
A hydrosalpinx can be repaired by the technique of microsurgical salpingostomy. In this procedure, the fimbrial end of the fallopian tube is opened and folded back where it is sutured in place to keep the tube open. Any scar tissue responsible for closing the end of the tube is removed. Pregnancy success rates after microsurgical salpingostomy are approximately 40%. There is an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy after repair of a hydrosalpinx, particularly if the internal lining of the tube has been damaged extensively. It is the internal lining, rich in cilia, that help move the egg down the tube to arrive in the uterine cavity.
Fallopian Tube Repair at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center
The tubal reversal doctors at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, Dr. Gary Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith, are reproductive surgeons who are specialists in tubal ligation reversal and fallopian tube repair. They perform more than 800 tubal reparative surgeries each year for women from throughout the United States and around the world. Their vast experience in repairing fallopian tubes allows women with fallopian tube damage to become pregnant naturally as opposed to the more expensive and complicated treatment of in vitro fertilization.
Tubal Reversal Experts
The tubal ligation reversal experts of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center are experienced at sterilization reversal. Many women who have had their ‘tubes tied’ will come to our center to have their ‘tubes untied’. Unfortunately, a ligation reversal is not as easy as ‘untying’ the tubes- we wish the process was that simple.
We employ a microsurgical approach to repair and reattach the ends of the tubes. This process is called tubotubal anastamosis, and provides a patient with an excellent chance of becoming pregnant naturally. We specialize in ligation reversal and in reversal of difficult tubal ligation procedures.We would like to present the story of one of our patients who had an atypical sterilization procedure.
Reversal of an Unusual Sterilization Procedure
The patient’s name is Ofralinda. She and her husband, Juan, came to us from Texas. Ofralinda is 35 and she works as an OSHA compliance officer. Her husband is in construction. Ofralinda desired a tubal ligation reversal in order to have more children. She had a rare and atypical sterilization procedure termed the Uchida procedure.
Uchida Sterilization Procedure
A Japanese physician, Dr. Uchida, first described this method of sterilization in 1961. This method involves removing a large segment of the fallopian tube and suturing (sewing) the cut end of the fallopian tube into the wall of the uterus. Dr. Uchida first published information about his method of sterilization after having performed over 50,000 procedures without any pregnancy failures. This is an effective but also complicated method of surgical sterilization. Most modern physicians have never performed or seen a Uchida sterilization. We have seen several patients who have presented with a Uchida sterilization procedure and we have had success with reversal of this method.
Uchida Sterilization Reversal
Ofralinda had a 60-minute outpatient tubal ligation reversal. Her surgery went well. We found her tubes to be short (due to the large amount of tube removed with her initial Uchida sterilization) but otherwise healthy. We were able to successfully repair both of her fallopian tubes. She has since been discharged back to her home and we wish her well. We would like to hear a report of a successful pregnancy from her within the year.
Sterilization Reversal at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center
We specialize in tubal ligation reversal. Our tubal ligation reversal specialists perform over 800 reversal procedures every year on women from across the world. We regularly have patients from as far away as Hawaii, Alaska, and the Caribbean. Occasionally, we will have patients from Australia, Asia, and Europe.
Most tubal ligation procedures are reversible. The pregnancy rates after reversal are generally higher than after in vitro fertilization (IVF) and we specialize in difficult tubal reversal procedures.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
If you done any research online, you have probably learned that tubal reversals can cost as much as $30,000 when the doctors and hospital bills are all included in the price.
For an affordable tubal reversal in the best price range quoted above, you may have read about Dr. Gary Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. They are the world’s leading tubal reversal doctors, yet they offer the surgery for under $6000 as an all-inclusive fee that covers everything. Do your own research to learn for yourself about the reknown tubal reversal facility in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
One of the main obstacles for most couples wanting children after a tubal ligation has been performed is that most insurance companies do not consider this to be an elective procedure that is not “medically necessary”. That is true also of the alternative treatment, in vitro fertilization or IVF, which is even more expensive and less successful for most couples than having the tubes untied.
If you need some form of financing to afford having the operation, there are companies that do finance medical treatments. The one that Dr. Berger’s clinic uses is Medical Resource Partners. You can also choose a pre-payment plan at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. These options help many couples to start or expand their family.
This plan allows you to save up the total tubal reversal cost in any increments you can afford and over how ever long it takes before scheduling your procedure for reversing tied tubes. If you wait till you have the full amount saved to make the appointment, you can get an even lower price.
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