Essure Birth Control 2017-05-15T12:36:50-05:00

Essure Birth Control

Essure services at UAMS

Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. Our caring and compassionate doctors can perform this procedure quickly and easily for your convenience.

Essure is a preferred form of birth control for several reasons, including:

  • The procedure does not require surgery or anesthesia
  • There is no recovery time
  • Essure is performed in less than 15 minutes
  • It has a more than 99% effective rate

You should only have the procedure if you are sure that you do not want to have any more children. The Essure procedure is permanent and is not reversible.

Unlike other permanent birth control methods, the Essure procedure does not require cutting into the body or the use of radiofrequency energy to burn the fallopian tubes. Instead, one of our highly trained doctors inserts soft, flexible inserts through the body’s natural pathways and into your fallopian tubes.

After the procedure, you will need to continue using another method of birth control. Three months after you have the procedure, you will need to come back for an Essure confirmation test to verify that you will not be able to get pregnant. The test uses a dye and an x-ray to ensure that both the inserts are in place and that the fallopian tubes are entirely blocked.

Essure is covered by most insurance providers. If the procedure is performed in a doctor’s office, depending on your specific insurance plan, payment may be as low as a simple co-pay.

The Essure procedure is 99.74% effective, making it the most effective method of permanent birth control. It is the only birth control method with zero pregnancies in clinical trials.

To learn more about Essure, please make an appointment or contact the Women’s Health Clinic at Freeway Medical.