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by M_Poe, Jan 24, 2008
I would like to know what the difference is between a tubal ligation and tubal clamps? I had clamps put on almost 10 years ago and am looking to get them removed as my husband and I are wanting to have our first child together. Is it the same price as a tubal ligation?
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by Shayne Plosker, MDBlank, Feb 17, 2008
Dear M_Poe-

A tubal ligation is an operation where the fallopian tubes are disrupted to prevent pregancny. This can be done by burning the tubes, by removing a segment of the tube, or by placing a ring or clip on the tube. By "clamp" I am sure you mean either a ring or a clip. When tubes have been ligated, the choices for having babies are two; 1) microsurgery to put the fallopian tubes back together, which is called a tubal reanastomosis, 2) IVF.  In most states, both of these procedures are self pay and therefore are more expensive than a tubal ligation which is usually covered by insurance. Prices vary by prgram or state- for example our estimate is that at USF a tubal reanastomosis without a prolonged postop stay will be in the $7500 range, and and IVF cycle including fertility drugs will be in the $12,000-$14,000 range.
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by babyemy, Jan 27, 2008
you can contact dr. levin, I had a tubal ligation wich it was the cut and burn of the fallopian tubes, and he put them back together, I got pregnant but that is one of the risk, I been pregnant three times but my body rejected two and the other preg. was in the tubes so the doc. had to end the pregnancy.
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by babyemy, Jan 27, 2008
I'm sorry if you go to babies by levin, his full name is richard levin and his located in kentucky
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