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Surprisingly despite all the available methods for contraception, over half the pregnancies conceived in the United States are unplanned. Even when used correctly birth control pills fail 5% and condoms 15%, per year. Are you comfortable with this risk of having an unplanned pregnancy? If you or someone you know has completed their family and are considering a form of permanent birth control, such as tubal ligation or a partner’s vasectomy, we would like to educate you about the Essure procedure.
The Essure procedure is an advancement in permanent birth control used by over 63,000 women worldwide. In this simple procedure a soft, flexible micro- insert is placed into each of your fallopian tubes to create a permanent barrier that prevents pregnancy. The Essure procedure is covered by most insurance plans.
After administering a local anesthetic, the doctor inserts a narrow telescope, called a hysteroscope,through the vagina into the uterus. A thin catheter (tube) is passed through the hysteroscope and into the fallopian tube. The micro-insert, which is attached to the end of this catheter, is placed in the tubal opening.
The process is repeated in the other fallopian tube.The entire procedure should take about 15 minutes.During the next 3 months, tissue will begin to grow into the micro-inserts, permanently blocking your fallopian tubes.
Because the Essure procedure is free on any incisions, or the need for general anesthesia, it can be performed either in the outpatient surgery center, or as many women prefer, safely and comfortably in our office. This minimizes time out of your day, as well as the anxiety and expense of an operating room. Since most women return to regular activities the next day it provides a faster recovery than tubal ligation or vasectomy.
It is likely that for all these advantages that the Essure procedure will become a very popular choice for permanent birth control. A good source of additional information is available at www.Essure.com.
- 99.80% effective (lifetime)
- No cutting of the body
- Return to regular activities the next day
- Hormone free
- Local anesthesia
- May be performed in the privacy and convenience of our office
- Follow-up test gives you peace of mind knowing that your tubes are blocked
Wishing you good health!
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Women’s Health Specialists
2299 Mowry Ave. Suite #3C
Fremont, CA 94538