Mesa Women’s Health Care offers sterilization procedures via use of Essure, a method of permanent birth control and tubal ligation. Unlike tubal ligation and vasectomy, the Essure procedure does not involve cutting into the body. Tens of thousands of Essure procedures have been performed worldwide since 1998. The Essure procedure is covered by most health insurance plans.
What are the benefits?
- 99.80% effective (based on 4 years of clinical data)
- Covered by most health insurance plans
- No cutting into the body
- Quick return to normal activities
- Can be performed in-office with minimal anesthesia
- Hormone free
- Confirmation test gives you peace of mind
Is the Essure procedure right for me?
The Essure procedure can be the right choice for you if you are sure that you do not want any children in the future and any of these statements apply to you:
- I am tired of waiting for my partner to have a vasectomy.
- I don’t want surgery that involves incisions which would result in a recovery that takes days out of my busy schedule.
- I want a birth control that is permanent because I want spontaneity in my sexual relationship.
- I don’t want to have to remember to take or use temporary methods of birth control.
- I want a birth control that doesn’t contain hormones.
- I don’t want to worry about an unexpected pregnancy.
- I want a birth control that does not leave scars.
- My doctor told me that I am not a candidate for a traditional tubal ligation.
- I am overweight or very thin and surgery is risky for me.
- I have a chronic disease or condition (such as diabetes or cancer) and I should not take an unnecessary risk of incisions or general anesthesia.
- I am considering an endometrial ablation to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.
- I have been on temporary birth control for an extended period of time and I’m concerned about the long term effects of hormones on my body.
- I am concerned about the risks of general anesthesia.