There are no tests that can be done to see if a woman’s tubes can be reversed, period! No X-rays, cat scans, MRI’s, ultrasound or evaluation by laparoscopy. In the first place, we can reverse, dye test and send all but 1% of the patients that come to our facility for surgery home with wide open tubes ready to try to conceive. I am quite sure that other facilities that do a lot of reversals like we do have similar results. The only way to see if a patient can be reversed is to go ahead and do it.
We are aware of a facility that does reversals offering laparoscopy prior to reversal for an additional $1500. For the very few times the doctor will decide that reversal is a bad idea an awful lot of patients will go home with and extra incision and $1500 less than they came with. A good deal for the doctor and a bad deal with extra risk for the patient. If the doctor doing the laparoscopy has little or no experience doing reversals he or she may give you bad advice either way.