Northwest Women's Healthcare

Female Sterilization

  • No more tubal ligations
  • No more anesthesia
  • No more vasectomies
  • No incisions – rapid recovery
The Essure procedure involves placing a tiny device into each of the Fallopian tubes. In approximately three months, body tissue grows into the device, thus blocking the tubes. The same materials contained in the Essure device has been used in the heart and other parts of the body for many years.

This minimally invasive procedure is done using a tiny scope that goes through the cervix into the uterus. It is done in 10 to 15 minutes using only pain pills and anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen or naproxen). The short length of the procedure allows patients to return to normal activity in 24 hours or less. Some patients have no pain at all.

We are happy to provide this treatment option to our patients. More than 100,000 Essure procedures have been performed worldwide and the procedure is nearly 100 percent effective. Many insurance companies are reimbursing for this procedure.

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