Under The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”), contraception – including Essure is covered by many insurance plans with no out of pocket expense to you. This means no co-payment and no deductible. This is great news for women who are done having children.

If you wish to learn whether your insurance carrier will cover the Essure procedure at no cost to you, CHCW is happy to inquire on your behalf. Just give us a call at (651) 209-6263.

When you’re positive you never want to see another plus sign.

If you’ve completed your family, you’re probably relying on a daily birth control, hormone shot, or IUD to prevent an unexpected pregnancy. The thing is, you’d like something permanent, but you don’t want to go under general anesthesia and have surgery to “get your tubes tied.”

Essure is a less-invasive permanent birth control option. It might be right for you if:

  • You’re done having children
  • You don’t want major surgery
  • You don’t want to worry about an unplanned pregnancy.

What is Essure?

If you’re looking for a less invasive permanent birth control option, Essure may be right for you. Essure is a gentle sterilization method that works with your body to form a barrier against pregnancy. The best part? The Essure procedure can be performed in our office in less than an hour of your time and is covered by most insurance plans.

Conceptus, creator of the Essure procedure has named Comprehensive Health Care for Women an Accredited Essure Practice. We’re proud to be one of the first East Metro clinics to offer this permanent birth control option.

How does Essure work?

Unlike tubal ligation or vasectomy, Essure requires no incisions. Our Essure trained doctors pass flexible micro-inserts™ through your body’s pathways (vagina, cervix, and uterus) into your fallopian tubes.

Over a three-month period, your body works with the micro-inserts™ to create a natural tissue barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. During this time, you must continue to use another form of birth control. After three months we’ll help you arrange an HSG (special x-ray test), which is performed by radiologists at the hospital, to confirm that your tubes are completely blocked and you can rely on Essure for birth control.

Why should I choose Essure?

Essure offers a variety of benefits compared to other types of birth control, including:

  • No cutting—Essure is passed through your body’s natural pathways.
  • No general anesthesia.
  • Quick recovery—92% of women resumed their normal schedules within 24 hours.
  • No hormones.
  • No Doubt—your doctor will confirm when you can rely on Essure completely.
  • Short procedure time—you can be in and out of our office in less than an hour.

For more information, compare Essure to other permanent sterilization options.

Other Considerations

Essure is just like any other medical procedure: it has failure rates and some risks you should consider:

  • Essure is permanent and NOT reversible.
    If you want children in the future, this is not the right birth control option for you.
  • Cramping
    After Essure is inserted, you might have some bleeding and cramping lasting about 48 hours.
  • Tubal pregnancy
    If you ever think you’re pregnant after the Essure procedure, contact us right away. Tubal pregnancies require immediate medical attention.

Want to schedule a visit?

Essure is one of the safest and most effective permanent birth control options. If you’re interested in learning more about this procedure, feel free to schedule a visit, our doctors can address any of your questions or concerns.