Can be performed as an outpatient procedure
Because there is no cutting or general anaesthesia required, the Essure procedure can be performed safely and comfortably in an outpatient setting using the latest technology.
No cutting, burning or scarring
The Essure inserts are passed through the body's natural pathways and inserted into the fallopian tubes. Unlike tubal ligation, there is no cutting into the body, burning, or destruction of the fallopian tubes.
No general anaesthesia required
The Essure procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure without the need for general anaesthesia. Although some doctors may offer general anaesthesia, this is not a requirement of the procedure. You should discuss your options with your Essure doctor.
Unlike many temporary methods of contraception such as oral contraceptives, the ring and some types of coil, the Essure inserts do not contain hormones so they will not interfere with your natural monthly cycle.
Your doctor can confirm when you can rely on Essure for contraception.
Quick recovery time
Most women return to their normal activities within one day.
Short procedure time
The Essure procedure takes about 10 minutes to perform. Most women are on their way home in less than 45 minutes after the Essure procedure is completed.
Essure is the only contraceptive method with zero pregnancies in clinical trials. Essure has been approved in Europe since 2001 and is 99.80% effective based on 4 years of follow-up.
Risks of the Essure procedure
As with all medical procedures, Essure may not be suitable for all women and there are risks associated with Essure. The following are the key risks associated with Essure:
- The procedure should be considered irreversible
- Like all methods of birth control, the Essure procedure should not be considered 100% effective
- Not all women who undergo the Essure procedure will achieve successful placement of both inserts
- You must use another method of birth control for at least three months after the procedure
- Removal of the Essure inserts would require surgery
The Essure system is only available through a qualified doctor. Conceptus does not give medical advice, diagnoses, treatment or other medical services. It is important that patients considering the Essure procedure rely on the advice of a doctor who, by exercising good clinical judgment and taking into consideration the medical history and circumstances of the patient, is best able to advise whether the Essure procedure is appropriate for an individual patient.