Meet Dr Morice MD, MBA, FACOG
Atchafalaya Gynecology and Obstetrics is home to Dr. Morice, one of the world’s best tubal reversal surgeons. Dr. Morice has been performing successful tubal ligation reversal for over 14 years. People travel from around the world to visit Atchafalaya Gynecology and Obstetrics and Dr. Morice for their tubal ligation reversal surgery.
Dr. Morice designed and built Atchafalaya Gynecology and Obstetrics in 2003 to provide a state-of-the-art tubal reversal center for his patients. The office features an in-house laboratory, designed to save our patients time and money. We have the latest technology and imaging equipment including 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasounds to help monitor your growing baby. For our patient’s comfort and entertainment, we have Wi-Fi and flat screen televisions in every room.
Our talented staff is composed of 22 talented nurses and medical assistants. They are here to answer any of your tubal reversal questions and provide excellent care. As a patient of Dr. Morice, your comfort and health is our number one priority. Our doctors are also on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in case of emergencies.
Atchafalaya Gynecology and Obstetrics is located in Morgan City, Louisiana, a short drive from New Orleans. Tubal reversal surgery takes place at The Physicians Medical Center state-of-the-art surgery center in Houma, Louisiana.
Dr. Morice performs tubal ligation reversal surgery utilizing one of three surgical approaches: Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, and a Mini-Laparotomy. All three of these tubal ligation reversal surgery procedures are strict microsurgical repair techniques to achieve an optimal tubal ligation reversal and all three approaches have the same success rate. However, due to the additional equipment needed these procedures have significant cost differences: Robotic Surgery is very expensive, laparoscopic surgery is moderately expensive, and a Mini-Laparotomy is the least expensive option. The success rates of the actual microsurgical tubal reversal technique where the tubes are meticulously repaired does not vary with either of these three approaches – the success rates for all three approaches are the same.
Due to patient preference and disinterest in paying the extra costs associated with the more minimally invasive techniques (Robotic and laparoscopic) to achieve the same excellent success rates, the vast majority of tubal ligation reversals are performed using a small open incision (a mini-laparotomy) just above the pubic bone inside of the underwear line through the upper area of the pubic hair. Alternatively, if the patient has a prior scar from a C-Section or other surgery, the smaller incision can be made through the old incision so that after healing has occurred there is no new scar.
This mini-laparotomy approach also allows Dr. Morice to remove other abnormal tissues when occasionally present (such as ovarian and / or tubal cysts, polyps, small fibroids, endometriosis, free-floating calcified tissues, old sutures or staples, questionable pathology or abnormal tissues, etc) wherein removal may improve the rate of fertility for the patient. The length of the mini-laparotomy incision is generally about 3 inches long, but this depends on the Body Mass Index (BMI) of the patient. A slightly bigger incision is also needed for patients with higher BMIs. Also, if the patient has more scar tissue on the uterus and / or tubes and / or ovaries, abnormal findings. a wider incision ‘may’ need to be made in order to remove scar tissue and any other abnormal tissues or pathology that is sometimes found during surgery. THIS IS ALWAYS DONE AT NO EXTRA CHARGE as a courtesy to our patients as we are focused on improving the odds of obtaining a successful pregnancy after tubal reversal surgery.
Dr. Morice approaches every surgery with the goal of using his vast experience in tubal reversal surgery to not only perform the most meticulous tubal ligation reversal humanly possible and assure tubal alignment and excellent tissue repair with dye testing throughout, but Dr. Morice also works hard to restore ALL of the tissues surrounding the reproductive structures in the pelvis to a pristine condition that will help improve the fertility rate after the tubes have healed from the tubal ligation reversal and the family is ready to start trying to conceive.
Additionally, if desired, Dr. Morice will remove old scar tissue, tattoos, indented skin, and any other cosmetic irregularities at no charge if it is something that the patient wants removed and the aggravating tissues can be removed while making the skin incision.
Dr. Morice also offers tubal reversal surgery for the low cost of $5,250, the lowest cost in the nation!
Call us at (985) 702-BABY to scheduled an appointment or speak with one of our nurses. We offer free tubal reversal consultations over the phone. We look forward to meeting you!