Is your family complete?

Many women have given birth to all the babies that they want. They would like to have contraception that lasts forever but don’t want to have to recover from a tubal ligation surgery. Moreover, their husbands don’t really want to have a vasectomy. So what’s a woman to do?

The answer could be the Essure procedure. Essure is the first permanent birth control solution for a woman that is performed in the office. Essure works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy.

The procedure is performed through the vagina, and no incisions are made. A scope is used to visualize the entrance of the fallopian tubes as they enter the uterus. Small microinserts are then placed in these tubes. Over time, these block the fallopian tubes and prevent the sperm from passing to the eggs.

The procedure is performed while the patient is awake using only a local anesthetic for numbing the area. It does not entail cutting incisions or scars on you or your husband’s genital areas. You don’t have to go to sleep or have a general anesthetic to have the procedure done. And you go back to normal activities or work the next day for there is essentially minimal to no recover necessary.

The advantages of the Essure procedure are:

  • No cutting
  • No general anesthetics
  • No slowing down to recover
  • No hormones
  • No guessing – tubal blockage is confirmed
  • Short procedure time – Essure only takes around 13 minutes to perform
  • Trusted by women and doctors since its development five years ago
  • Effective to 99.8% reliability.

After the Essure procedure is done, we recommend you continue to use another form of contraception for three more months to give your body time to react to the microinserts and to sure the tubes are adequately plugged. Usually, an injection of Depo-Provera is given before the procedure which helps to dry up the lining of the uterus to perform the procedure easily, and to provide adequate contraception.

It is always a good idea to make sure that the tubes are blocked after the three months have gone. You don’t have to guess whether the procedure worked. Three months after the procedure, you have a follow-up visit where you will undergo a test called a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to ensure tubal occlusion. Thus you can be sure that the Essure has made you “sure.”

You’ll never have to worry about unplanned pregnancy again. Essure is permanent and NOT reversible. If you have been searching for a permanent birth control Essure is a good option for you. Most women are happy they had the procedure performed and are amazed at how easy it was.

Call our office to learn more about this contraception option.