Essure is the first permanent birth control solution for a woman that does not require invasive surgery or incisions. Complete Healthcare for Women is the first major provider in the Central Ohio area to perform and introduce this innovative procedure to the medical community. We were also the first in Columbus to offer another noninvasive sterilization, Aidiana Permanent Contraception. With Aidiana, a small microscopic silicon implant is inserted into the Fallopian tube in a similar fashion as the Essure.
The procedure can be performed in our doctor’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 body’s natural pathways (vagina, cervix, and uterus) and into your fallopian tubes.
The procedure can be performed in your doctor’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.