Dr. Sam discusses Essure Tubal Sterilization

What is Essure?

Essure is an FDA approved sterilization procedure for women. There are no incisions. Instead, spring-like coils called micro-inserts are inserted through the body’s natural pathways (vagina, cervix, and uterus) and into the fallopian tube.

Is Essure right for me?
•    The Essure procedure can be the right choice for you if:
•    You do not want a surgery that involves incisions
•    You want a birth control that is permanent
•    You want a hormone-free method of birth control
•    Your partner does not want to have a vasectomy
•    You don’t want to worry about an unexpected pregnancy
•    You are overweight or underweight and surgery is risky
•    You are concerned about the risks of general anesthesia
•    You had an endometrial ablation and should not risk pregnancy

What are the Benefits of Essure?
•    It is 99.80% effective based on a 4-year follow-up.
•    The procedure takes very little time out of a woman’s day (procedure is roughly 35 minutes).
•    Most women return to their normal activities within one day.
•    Unlike many other temporary methods of birth control, the Essure micro-inserts do not contain silicone or release hormones into the body.

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