Essure

Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. Since the Essure procedure is NOT reversible, you should be sure you do not want children in the future. Trusted by women and doctors for over five years, Essure is covered by most insurance carriers.

We are very pleased to have the capability to perform female tubal sterilization procedures (Essure) in our office without the need for incisions, anesthesia, or a hospital operating room. Rather than ligating or cauterizing the fallopian tubes, as has been done for many years, small "microimplants" (resembling very tiny coils) are placed into the tubes using a small telescope introduced into the uterus through the cervix. Theses microimplants, called Essure, have been approved by the FDA since about 2003. Several hundred thousand have been done in the United States, and when done properly, there have been no failures to date. We did many of these procedures in the operating room under anesthesia before doing our first one in the office in early 2008.

Our experience has been very favorable, with most patients experiencing little or no discomfort. Our patients have greatly appreciated the ease of this procedure and the ability to return to normal activities later that day or the next day.

We have considerable information in the office, including written and video guides, and are very happy to discuss this excellent procedure with you at any time. Of course, the manufacturer has information on their website.

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What is Essure?

The cutting-edge sterilization procedure known as Essure is fast becoming one of the most popular permanent birth control methods for women today. Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that naturally works with your body to create a safe and effective barrier against pregnancy. Essure is covered by most insurance providers, and can be performed in the comfort of a physician's office in less than 10 minutes. In fact, depending on your insurance plan, the payment for the procedure could be as low as a regular co-pay.

How does Essure work?

The quick and easy procedure starts when an Essure-trained physician uses a camera called a hysteroscope to apply soft and flexible inserts through the body's natural pathways (the vagina, uterus, and cervix), and then in to your fallopian tubes. The very tip of the device then remains outside of the fallopian tube so that your doctor and you have immediate visual confirmation that the placement is correct. You are back to your normal activities within 24 hours of the procedure. For 3 months following the procedure, the inserts and your body work together simultaneously in order to form scar tissue which acts as a natural barrier that effectively prevents sperm from reaching the egg. It is important that you remember to use another form of birth control during these 3 months to ensure that pregnancy does not occur.

Once the 3 months are over, it's time to get an Essure confirmation test, also called a hysterosalpingogram, in order to verify that you're fully protected from unwanted pregnancy. Using a special type of x-ray, your doctor can make sure that both the inserts are in place and that the fallopian tubes are effectively blocked.

So what are a few of the benefits of choosing Essure?

  • No hormones
  • Usually performed in less than 10 minutes
  • No incisions or general anesthesia
  • Minimal recovery time needed
  • The procedure is a doctor-approved form of birth control that has been trusted for over 5 years
  • Essure is 99.8% effective, which means that it is the most reliable permanent birth control available

So if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Essure, please feel free to contact Health Care For Women by scheduling an appointment at our Salinas office or by filling out a Quick Contact on hcfw.com.

Essure - Permanent birth control procedure in Salinas, Monterey County California

For women who are interested in a birth control procedure that is not only permanent, but also without the need for a hospital operating room, incisions, anesthesia, or any of the other potential risks that come with an intensive procedure, then the birth control method of Essure could be exactly what you've been looking for. Essure is a permanent, non-reversible birth control procedure that works with your body in order to create a natural barrier against any future pregnancy, the procedure of Essure has been used and trusted by both women and doctors like the professionals at Health Care For Women over the past five years.

One of the most attractive prospects when considering Essure is that the method is a simple procedure that is performed in a doctors office rather than an operating room; plus, depending on your insurance plan, the payment for the Essure procedure could be as low as a co-pay. Other reasons why the Essure procedure is so attractive is because it involves no surgery, no hormones, no long recovery period, and the entire process is performed in under 10 minutes, making your permanent birth control procedural experience smoother, and more effective than it ever has been before in the history of women's health care.

The medical professionals at Health Care For Women in Salinas, Monterey County, California are pleased to have the capability of performing in-office female tubal sterilization procedures, which are more commonly known as Essure. The Essure procedure involves small micro-implants that are placed into the tubes using a small telescope, which is, in the opinion of most, a vast advancement compared to the previous methods of cauterizing or ligating the fallopian tubes. Essure has been approved by the FDA since 2003, and to date, hundreds of thousands of women have opted for the procedure in the United States alone, and medical record shows that, when the procedure is done properly, there have been absolutely no failures in the method. In fact, the experience of the healthcare professionals at Health Care For Women in Salinas has been extremely favorable, and most patients have experienced little to no discomfort when undergoing the procedure, with the ease of the method allows women to even return to normal activity either the day of, or the next day after the procedure.

If you're interested in learning more about either the Essure procedure, or some other service pertaining to the pre- and post-natal care done by the medical professionals at Health Care For Women in Salinas, California, please feel free to learn more at www.hcfw.com, or call 831-758-8223 and set up an appointment for a visit to the Health Care For Women doctor offices in Monterey County today.