Essure FAQs Dallas
How does the Essure Procedure Work?
Small microinserts are placed inside of the fallopian tubes using a scope through the vagina. The body’s natural reaction to these is to seal the tubes closed. Once sealed, sperm are blocked from reaching the woman’s egg during ovulation, thus no baby can be formed.
How long after the Essure Procedure Before am I Protected?
It takes three months for the tubes to seal closed. Thus, after the procedure, we recommend you continue to use another form of contraception for three more months to make sure the tubes are adequately closed.
How will I Know that the Tubes are Closed?
Three months after you have had the essure procedure performed, you must have a test performed that will tell you if your tubes are sealed and closed. The test, called a hysterosalpingogram (HSG), is a quick out patient procedure performed at a radiology facility. Then you will know for sure.
What are the Risks of the Essure Procedure?
Rare complications can occur with the essure procedure. They include infection, bleeding and uterine perforation. Occasionally, the procedure cannot be completed and the tubes cannot be sealed closed. Alternative options can then be discussed.
How Can I Find Out if I’m a Candidate for the Essure Procedure?
If you want to know if you are a candidate for the essure procedure, make an appointment with us. Dr. Robert True provides essure permanent sterilization procedures for patients in the Dallas Fort Worth and Midcities areas of Texas. Performed in the privacy of his accredited office based surgicenter located in Colleyville, he is conveniently located right next to the DFW Airport.
Call us at 817-399-8783 for an appointment.