Want to Untie Tubes? Compare IVF vs. Tubal Reversal
IVF vs. tubal reversal is usually the comparison that is made when a woman wishes to untie tubes that have been blocked by tubal ligation. Usually her doctor will introduce IVF as the only real option even though it does not really untie tubes, but it may be they just dont know the facts. This has been covered elsewhere. But lets compare IVF vs. tubal reversal and see how each does on a couple of factors.
Most often when doing the comparison, it comes down to money and how well each procedure works. While there are other things that can be considered, we will just look at these two in this article.
To provide you with the facts concerning IVF we can turn to two resources on the web. One is an article from CNN and the other a study done by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on IVF outcomes.
Looking at money first, we will use the CNN article which is from WebMD, a medical website. It gives the average cost of one cycle for IVF as $10,000. That is just an average. Finding an average for tubal reversal procedures is a bit more difficult, but generally it is listed as in the range of $8,000 to $9,000.
For either procedure you will find doctors who charge more and those who charge less. Unfortunately, it seems that most often those charging more are the ones with the least experience and training. Whichever procedure you chose in the IVF vs. tubal reversal battle, be sure the doctor you choose is highly trained and experienced.
So how well does each procedure work in an IVF vs. tubal reversal comparison? Turning to the CDC study, they give "the national average success rate was slightly more than 28%" for non-donor embryos.
For tubal reversal, such government studies seem not to exist. However, one clinic which has done more than 7000 tubal reversals did a study on their patients. While you can look at the study to check out other factors such as the type of tubal ligation for which you want to untie tubes and length of tube left, the main factor seems to be age of the woman. Using those statistics, overall the average success for the surgery was 69% with women under 30 having a much greater success at 82%.
The above success rates should go to show that most often you will have to undergo more than one cycle of IVF. When taking that into account, you can see that the tubal reversal cost is lower than that of IVF cycles.
Putting together all of the above, plus learning more about tubal reversals, will let you see that in the choice of IVF vs. tubal reversal, tubal reversal surgery is a very good option for most women. Go ahead with your plans to untie tubes and do your own IVF vs. tubal reversal comparison.
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