Essure is a minimally invasive form of birth control that serves as an alternative to tubal ligation. Using a transcervical tubal access catheter, your doctor can arrange micro-inserts of Essure into the fallopian tubes. These micro-inserts are designed to induce tissue growth in and around them, which will cause a blockage in the fallopian tubes preventing sperm from reaching the egg.

Recovery time is minimal. A 12-week follow up appointment is required, where an X-ray will be taken to confirm satisfactory results. It is encouraged to use other forms of contraception during this three month period. Essure has proven to be 99.8% effective in patients after a two-year follow up.