What is Essure procedure?
Essure® is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. This gentle procedure can be performed in a doctor’s office in less than 10 minutes.
When to consider this procedure?
When you have completed your family and you want to prevent unplanned pregnancy, it can lead to big decisions – and big surgeries. Springfield Clinic offers Essure, a gentle, minimally invasive procedure that gets patients back to their normal lives faster and with less risk than ever before.
Before you know it, you will be right back to doing the things you love…
Essure offers women what no other permanent birth control solution ever has:
- No cutting, surgery or general anesthesia
- No hormones
- No lengthy recovery period
How is it performed?
During the procedure, small, flexible micro-inserts are placed into each fallopian tube through the vagina and cervix. Within three months, the body forms a natural barrier around the micro-inserts that prevents the sperm from reaching the egg. During this time, you will continue to use another form of birth control.
Three months after the Essure procedure, your doctor will perform a test to confirm the tubes are fully blocked. The confirmation of a successful procedure frees you from the fear of an unplanned pregnancy and the routine of temporary birth control.
Essure is 99.8% effective and is the most effective form of permanent birth control available.
The Essure procedure may not be suitable for all women and there are risks. The procedure is not reversible, and you must use another form of birth control for at least three months following the procedure. Risks may include cramping/pain, nausea/vomiting, dizziness/lightheadedness, bleeding/spotting. Visit www.essure.com for a complete list of risks and considerations
Note:- Essure is covered by most insurance providers. If performed in the office, payment may be as low as a simple co-pay.