Patients at times decide to have their fallopian tubes tied as a form of permanent contraception. Occasionally, couples that have undergone this procedure change their mind and would like to have more children. A tubal reversal procedure allows the removal of the blockage from the fallopian tube and reopen the tube to allow for the egg and sperm to meet in a natural way. This surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis and can sometimes be done with minimally invasive techniques including robotic surgery, which allows physicians to place the tubes together with greater precision, less blood loss and a quicker recovery. For more information on robotic surgery please go to our website at www.siumed.edu/robotics.