The risks are the same as with any surgery - mainly infection & anesthesia issues. There are a few methods: cut & tie, cut & remove, cut & clamp, cut & burn, etc. Some are more effective than others, although all are in the upper 90s%.
If you have the removal method or burning method done, you have zero chance of a reversal. If you decide to add to your family, you'd have to go by artificial means.
The body does have a tendency to try to heal itself, so your chances of concieving post-tubal increases over time. I, personally, have known 2 people to concieve post - tubal -- one was an ectopic, the other resulted in triplets. Most pregnancies that occur post tubal are ectopic.
Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome -- something to look into. It's real. It's irreversible. And it's not fun at all.
at 9:58 PM on Aug. 20, 2009