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Office Tubal Sterilization Procedures

Essure is a surgery-free permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier to prevent pregnancy. The Essure procedure offers benefits that no other birth control can. Our patients can have a tubal ligation in our office without anesthesia in less than 10 minutes!

  • Surgery-free - A simple procedure performed in our office in less than 10 minutes
  • Hormone-free - A more natural birth control method
  • Anesthesia-free - There’s no slowing down to recover, and most women return to normal activities in less than a day
  • Worry-free - Dr Erhard will confirm that your tubes are blocked, you don't have to worry about unplanned pregnancy and the hassles of temporary birth control again.
  • Proven-Over 600,000 women and their doctors trust Essure as the most effective permanent birth control method
  • More effective than vasectomy which has a failure rate of up to 13% in 3 years.

The Essure procedure was designed with you in mind so you won't need to take time away from your busy life. During this quick procedure, Dr. Erhard places the soft, flexible Essure inserts into your fallopian tubes through the natural pathways of your vagina and cervix, so no incision is necessary. The inserts are made of the same material that is used and proven safe in heart stents and other medical devices.

Over the next three months, your body works with the inserts to form a natural barrier in your fallopian tubes. This barrier prevents sperm from reaching the egg so that pregnancy cannot occur. During this three-month period, you must continue to use another form of birth control.

To provide you with the confidence that you are protected from unplanned pregnancy, you’ll have an Essure Confirmation Test. This test verifies that the inserts are in place and your fallopian tubes are fully blocked.

Essure is covered by major health insurance providers, check with your insurance company for deductibles and benefit questions.
Once you have Essure, you’ll never have to worry about unplanned pregnancy or remembering to take your birth control again

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