McAllen Womens Specialist - Women's Specialist of McAllen - Dr. Carlos Almaguer

   
 


 

Permanent Birth Control

Essure Permanent Contraception

Essure Permanent Contraception is a simple, safe, minimally invasive procedure that permanently prevents pregnancy. It works by stimulating your body's own tissue to grow in and around tiny, soft inserts that are placed inside your fallopian tubes. The procedure is simple with quick recovery and can be done in the office. For more information, please contact us at 956-668-9100.

Step 1:

A slender, flexible instrument (delivery catheter) is passed through the body's natural openings (i.e., through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus) to deliver a low level of radiofrequency energy (i.e., energy that generates heat to create a superficial lesion) to a small section of each fallopian tube.

Step 2:

A tiny, soft insert about the size of a grain of rice is placed in each of your fallopian tubes, right where the energy was applied.

Step 3:

You must use another form of birth control over the next 3 months, while new tissue grows in and around the Essure inserts, eventually blocking your fallopian tubes.

Step 4:

At 3 months, a special test is performed (hysterosalpingogram or HSG) to confirm that your tubes are fully blocked. This test will ensure that the procedure has been successful.

 
 
2300 S. McColl Road, Suite A, McAllen, TX 78503 - Phone: (956) 668-9100 Fax: (956)-668-9101 
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