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What is Essure?Is Essure right for me? Find out here.
The Essure Procedure is a sterilization procedure for women that is performed by an Essure trained doctor. Unlike tubal ligation and vasectomy, there are no incisions. Instead, micro-inserts are passed through the body's natural pathways (vagina, cervix, and uterus) and placed into your fallopian tubes.
During the first 3 months following the procedure, your body and the micro-inserts work together to form a tissue barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. During this period, you will need to use another form of birth control.
After 3 months, your doctor will perform a special type of x-ray test called an HSG to confirm that your tubes are completely blocked and you can rely on the Essure micro-inserts for birth control.
Benefits of the Essure Procedure
No general anesthesia required
Short procedure time
Can be performed in a doctor's office
Covered by insurance
Risks of the Essure Procedure
to learn more, www.essure.com.
Grand Rapids Women's Health is an Essure Accredited Practice .