What is it?
- The Fallopian Tubes normally serve as the pathway of the egg to the sperm or the fertilized egg to the uterus.
- However, when blocked, this passage is restricted, resulting in infertility.
- The type of tubal surgery performed depends upon the location and extent of the blockage in the Fallopian tubes.
- Increased chance of pregnancy
- Regular menstrual cycle is resumed
- In case of a Fallopian tube removal, it acts as a permanent birth control method
The following are the types of tubal surgeries
- Tubal reanastomasis - This is performed to reverse a tubal ligation
- Salpingectomy - In this surgery, a part of the Fallopian tube which is blocked is removed
- Salpingostomy - This is performed in order to drain fluid that is built up in the tubes due to blockage
- Fimbrioplasty - It is the rebuilding of fringes of the Fallopian tubes which have been blocked or developed scar tissue
Why to do it
A tubal surgery is performed in the following cases
- Blocked Fallopian tubes
- Buildup of fluid in the blocked Fallopian tube due to blockage
- Reversal of a tubal ligation
- Some tubal procedures are performed using microsurgical techniques, either during open abdominal surgery or using laparoscopy through a small incision in the abdomen.
- The surgeon must have proper training and experience in microsurgery techniques and laparoscopy.
- The surgeon uses laparoscope and micro instruments to remove the blockage, depending upon the site and severity
- A successful tubal surgery results in a removal of the blockage from the tubes.
- This results in an improved chance of pregnancy.
- If the Fallopian tube needs to be removed, the chances of pregnancy are reduced.
- A Hysterosalpinography is conducted after 3-6 months post surgery to check for any recurrent blockages in the tubes
- Any abnormal discharge or bleeding from the vagina and/or wounds should be immediately reported to the doctor
- Sexual activities and active physical sports should be avoided for at least three to four weeks after surgery
"Authored By Dr.Niraj Mahajan"