What is Essure?
Looking for a permanent non-hormonal birth control option. Essure may be the answer.
Essure is a 10 minute procedure done right in our office that is 99.83% effective. And you may resume normal activity within a day. Most common side effect of the procedure is cramping.
It takes 3 months to form a natural barrier in the fallopian tubes to prevent sperm from reaching the egg so no pregnancy can occur.
You will need to use another form of birth control for those 3 months.
At 3 months an Essure confirmation test will be done by a Radiologist to confirm no tubal patency. This entail injecting contrast dye into uterus and taking an x-ray to see if that dye is able to pass through the fallopian tube. If not tube is not patent and Essure was effective.
Essure is a very safe procedure and in 10 years over 750,000 Essures have been performed. It is being covered well with the Affordable Care act and depending on Insurance may be a very inexpensive option vs. vasectomy.
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