Permanence Without Surgery
For generations of women, the only permanent birth control solutions were procedures that required surgery, hospitalizations, and often disruption or loss of the menstrual cycle. Today women have a better option, Essure.
Since the Essure inserts contain no hormones your menstrual cycle should continue normally.
About the Procedure:
The procedure typically takes under ten minutes and requires no down time for recovery. An Essure trained doctor will insert the soft, flexible inserts into the fallopian tubes. The very tip of the device remains outside the tubes giving the doctor an immediate visual confirmation that the placement is correct.
After the Procedure:
For three months following the procedure your body and the inserts work together to form a natural barrier. When complete, this barrier prohibits sperm from reaching the egg creating the most effective form of permanent birth control available. It is very important to remember that you must use another form of birth control (other than an IUD) during this period.
At the end of three months your doctor will administer the Essure Confirmation Test. This test uses contrast dye and a special type of x-ray to confirm that the barrier has formed. Once you receive confirmation, you can begin relying solely on Essure for birth control.
Is it Right for You?
Essure is NOT reversible. Once the fallopian tubes are completely closed it has an effective rate of 99.74%. If you are certain that you do not want any more children, if you no longer want to fool the upkeep or hormones of other birth control methods, then Essure might be the right choice for you.
If you think Essure may be right for you, contact the office of Dr. David B. Schwartz for an appointment or more information.