Tubal Reversal or Bilateral Tubal Anastomosis - BTA
This procedure is also known as a tubal reversal. A woman who has had a previous tubal ligation by clips, rings, or fulguration may be a candidate for a tubal reanastomosis. In this procedure an incision is made into the abdomen to gain access to the fallopian tubes. The ends of the fallopian tubes are then incised to expose the lumen, or opening of the tube. The two lumens of the tube are then carefully reattached under the microscope. Once the tubes themselves are reattached, the outer covering, or serosa, of the tubes are brought together over the top of the inner portion of the tube. Colored dye is then used to test the repair and patency of the fallopian tube.