Women who are certain that they’re finished having children may want to consider a permanent form of birth control. Dr. Hans Yu, at the Yu Medical Group, offers EssureⓇ, a minimally invasive way to permanently end fertility. The procedure is done in-office and there are no incisions required. To learn more about Essure permanent birth control call for your appointment at the Yu Medical Group in Bakersfield, California.
Essure Q & A
What is Essure?
Essure is a type of permanent birth control. Essure places small barriers within the fallopian tubes, which prevents pregnancy. Essure is designed for use only in women who are positive that they’re done with family building.
How does Essure work?
The Essure procedure places a small insert within the fallopian tubes. The inserts will gradually become firmly implanted in the fallopian tubes, as a natural barrier will develop over time. The barriers prevent sperm from traveling up the fallopian tubes to get to the eggs, and thus they prevent fertilization from occurring.
How long does it take for Essure to take effect?
Essure takes around 3 months to take full effect. Because of this, patients must continue to use another type of birth control until they’ve had the Essure confirmation test to verify that the Essure is in full effect.
What are the benefits associated with Essure?
Essure is a minimally invasive procedure. There are no incisions, no general anesthesia, and no scars. An anti-anxiety medication may be combined with a local anesthetic to alleviate any potential discomfort during the procedure.
The main benefits of Essure are as follows:
- The procedure can be done quickly — less than an hour — on site at the Yu Medical Group offices.
- Essure is non-hormonal, which means it won’t upset the natural hormone balance within the body.
- Essure also requires very little downtime, with most patients having a full return to regular activity within a day or 2.
One of the most significant advantages of Essure is that it’s extremely effective. Once a patient receives verification from Dr. Yu that their Essure implants are working properly, they can expect greater than 99% effectiveness for birth control.
Who is a good candidate for Essure?
Essure is an excellent option for women who want long term birth control without having to undergo surgery and a lengthy recovery period. Essure is also well suited for anyone who wants a birth control option that requires no maintenance at all.
However, this procedure is ultimately designed for people who are looking for permanent birth control. Only women who are absolutely sure that they’re finished building their family should consider using Essure for birth control.