Essure Tubal Ligation
Essure is a permanent birth control solution that does not involve hormones, general anesthesia, or an abdominal incision.
How it works:
General: The procedure is performed in the office by placing a small implant in the openings of the fallopian tubes through a hysteroscope.
- A soft, flexible micro-insert is passed through the vagina and cervix into each fallopian tube;
- Over the next several weeks, the patient’s body creates a natural barrier which prevents sperm from reaching the egg;
- Until the three month appointment, patients will remain on another form of contraception;
- At three months, the patient will undergo an Essure Confirmation Test to verify the success of the procedure and protection from unplanned pregnancy;
- The test confirms success by examining the fallopian tubes and verifying that they remain blocked;
- If successful, the test confirms that Essure will be the primary means of contraception;
- The eggs produced after the procedure are simply absorbed by the body.
To serve as a permanent form of contraception.
Satisfied parity (patient does not desire any future pregnancy).
Patients may return to work the next day.