Ruthie and Aurelio Lisboa


April 2007


Tubal ligation

February 20, 1993

Tubal reversal 

April 2, 2007


Pregnancy #1

It's a boy! 5/09/08


Left side: 5cm
Right side: 6 cm



Andrew Joseph Lisboa

On May 9, 2008 our beautiful baby boy was born. He weighed 7lbs. 4 ozs. and was 21 inches long.  What a wonderful blessing.

We are so grateful to God and to the staff at Rio Bravo.


May 2007

My name is Ruthie Lisboa, and my husband Aurelio and I went drove down to Rio Bravo from Missouri where we live to get my tubal reversal. This was one of the best decisions we have ever made. We know that the Lord led us to Rio Bravo. After researching a lot of other places and reading all I could get my hands on about reversals, the Lord opened the doors so that we could go there. We were treated very kind there. We were a little nervous about the whole thing, but decided that if God had brought us this far He surely wouldn't let us down now.

I was scheduled for surgery on the 3rd of April, but arrived on the 2nd of April probably around 2:00pm. I decided not to eat because I had read in the testimonials that a lot of the women didn't eat and they were able to do the surgery a little earlier. That was the case with me. I was very happy about this.

Everything everyone said was exactly right. The small hospital looked and smelled very clean. I had read about how kind Dr. Levi is and how he makes you feel very comfortable. This was totally true.

By 5:30 pm I was out of surgery. It only took about 1 1/2 hrs. It was great! I didn't feel when they put that dreaded epidural in my back. I actually fell asleep right after they put a sedative in my IV, and when I woke up, my husband said, "Ruthie, they are almost done." I was totally surprised because I thought they had just started.

There was something that I wasn't told, and that was that the anesthesiologist Dr. Moreno was so good at what he does.  He made me feel very comfortable. I can't say enough about him. I have had 3 c-sections and I've had epidurals with each one, and I can tell you that this one beats all of them. I was very blessed!

The next day they removed the catheter and the IV, and we were on our way home.

In 1993, I made the one of the worst mistakes in my life, I had the tubal ligation. 14 years later the Lord gave me the opportunity to make things right. I know that all that night after the surgery, I just smiled and was just so happy, because for the first time in 14 yrs I can say, "I am whole!"

Isn't God wonderful? Yes, He is!

It has been 9 1/2 weeks since my surgery. And now it is up to the Lord if He decides to open my womb. I can't wait to see what He does. I know whatever it is, it will be the best.

I highly recommend Dr. Perez. I wouldn't go any other way. Thank you Rio Bravo team! Keep up the good work of restoring peoples lives.

May God bless you all.

Ruthie Lisboa

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