NO-SCAR STERILIZATION PROCEDURE
The procedure can be performed in our doctorâ€™s office with local or iv anesthesia.
WHAT TO EXPECT
As stated earlier, with Essure there is no cutting into the body. Instead, here at Complete Healthcare for Women, an Essure trained doctor inserts spring-like coils, called micro-inserts, through the bodyâ€™s natural pathways (vagina, cervix, and uterus) and into your fallopian tubes.
The procedure can be performed in your doctorâ€™s office without general anesthesia.
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 an Essure Confirmation Test, a special type of x-ray to confirm that your tubes are completely blocked and you can rely on the Essure micro-inserts for birth control.
Unlike birth control pills, patches, rings, and some forms of IUDs, Essure does not contain hormones to interfere with your natural menstrual cycle. Your periods should more or less continue in their natural state.