The Essure procedure, is a minimally invasive method of permanent birth control, it is not reversible. Unlike tubal ligation, Essure requires no incisions, burning, or tying.
An Essure trained doctor inserts small flexible micro-inserts through the vagina, cervix and uterus into the fallopian tubes. For the three (3) months following the procedure, the body and the micro-inserts work together to form a natural barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. During this period, other forms of birth control must be used. Three (3) months after the procedure, the doctor will perform an Essure confirmation test to confirm that the tubes are fully blocked and that the patient can rely on Essure for permanent birth control.