Tubal ligation is a form of female sterilization.The procedure is performed by tying, cutting or otherwise blocking the fallopian tubes. Ovum or eggs travel from the ovary through the fallopian tube and down into the uterus where they wait to be fertilized by sperm. Tubal ligation prevents eggs from reaching the uterus. Tubal ligation is usually a permanent procedure that prevents unwanted pregnancy. However, some women change their minds at a later point in their lives and want to reverse the tubal ligation.
The Reversal Procedure
A tubal ligation reversal procedure is considered an outpatient or same-day surgery type procedure. Two or three small incisions are made into the abdominal area for the insertion of special laparoscopic or microscopic tools. The ligation reversal procedure is done through microsurgical techniques that open and reconnect fallopian tube segments. The actual name for this process is microsurgical tubotubal anastomosis or tubal reanastamosis.
A tubal ligation reversal procedure can cost much more than the original ligation process due to its complexity. In the U.S., the cost of a tubal ligation reversal averages $6,000 and may not include consultations, lab work, or facility and equipment or other fees such as anesthesia. Depending on your geographical location and reversal technique, you may pay as much as $7,000 to $10,000.
In Mexico, costs are much less, offering consumers costs up to 50% or more in procedures, including tubal reversal. This reduction in cost is not equated with less quality, professionalism or experience, but is the beneficial result of different healthcare delivery systems. Facilities in Mexico that specialize in fertility treatments and procedures can be found in popular vacation and tourist destinations in Mexico City, Mexicali, Guadalajara and Cancun.
Benefits for Medical Travelers to Mexico
Mexico has become one of the most popular medical tourist destinations for many Americans and Canadians, as well as travelers from other countries. Mexico offers consumers prompt attention and service, without long wait times for appointments or surgery elsewhere, especially for those of an elective nature.
Mexico enjoys some of the most modern and technologically advanced facilities in the world, and provides highly trained and experienced fertility experts, surgeons and physicians in numerous medical fields of care. The south-of-the-border country will continue to do so as medical costs and changing healthcare reform regulations in the U.S. continue to rise and cause additional challenges to American consumers.
From Cancun to Mazatlan, from Acapulco to Mexico City, Mexico offers the best of both worlds for medical travelers – the ultimate in tourist destinations and vacations, coupled with the high quality of care and services that every consumer deserves, and demands.
For more information regarding fertility treatments and procedures in Mexico, or regarding tubal reversal, visit PlacidWay.com, a leading medical resource and provider based in Denver, Colorado.PlacidWay 2013-01-31 Articles/Press Releases