Drs. Nicholas Montalto and Stephen Cohen recently performed the Capital regions first robotic assisted tubal reversal at Ellis Hospital. We, at CNY Fertility Center, are very proud of this accomplishment by two of our amazing physicians.
Each year about 1 million women undergo tubal ligation in the United States to end their ability to have children. But what happens if circumstances change and a woman again desires to become pregnant? Studies show that up to 10% of women undergoing a tubal ligation regret their decision. The reasons are variable but include a new relationship, loss of a child, and age less than 30 at the time of tubal ligation. Tubal reversal allows women to achieve pregnancy naturally and as many times as they desire.
Traditionally, the procedure is performed through a large incision in the abdomen similar to a Cesarean section incision. Typically this requires a (two day) hospital stay and prolonged recovery period, often 4-6 weeks. By utilizing the da Vinci Si, the latest robotic technology available at Ellis Hospital in the Capital Region, Dr. Montalto was able to perform the surgery through tiny laparoscopic incisions, and the patient was eligible to go home that same day. Recovery is, typically, about one to two weeks.
Ellis acquired the da Vinci Si in December 2011. The da Vinci Surgical System offers surgeons superior 3D visualization, enhanced dexterity and greater precision compared to traditional laparoscopic surgical approaches.
If you are looking into Tubal Reversal, we invite you to contact us through the web form here or you can call us toll-free at 1.800.539.9870. It would be our pleasure to have a conversation with you and provide you with information.