and, just to be sure my insurance would cover it, my doctor said I could tell him that I was "having abdominal pain that wasn't being alleviated by taking advil or motrin". Well waddayaknow... that's what I told him!
So, it all went on my chart like we were exploring for a "problem" and he would just do what he could to fix my tubes while he was in the neighborhood, so to speak. (This was after he told me the chances of correcting the tubal problem were miniscule, and advised me against it because of the inherent risk, and I absolutely insisted that this was what I was going to do, regardless.)
Now, I don't know if you know the rest of my story, but even though the surgery on my tubes went fine, my doc accidently nicked my bowel, and I had life-threatening complications involving major abdominal sugery and an eleven-day stay in the hospital. The moral of the story is: ALL surgery is RISKY (even a laparoscopic procedure), and when you sign that consent form, you'd better believe what it says.
However, I know that the "bad thing" that happened to me is not something you would be likely to experience. So you may just want to talk it all over with your doctor, and play it like you might have endometriosis or something which is causing you discomfort. (Ironically enough, when he did the surgery, he actually DID remove some endometriosis, so I could honestly say that that was what the surgery was for, with or without the "tube repair" on the side.)
Isn't it crazy what we're willing to put ourselves through to fulfill this pregnancy dream???? Even when I consider what happened to me, I still don't regret trying to exhaust every option. And I don't blame you for "thinking outside the box" either, Susan!