The doctors with Azalea City Physicians for Women announce a new procedure available for women looking for a more permanent birth control. The procedure is called Essure and it only takes around 10 minutes to complete.
The Essure procedure works with the body to create a natural barrier to prevent pregnancy by occlusion of the fallopian tubes.
Dr. Lauren Lambrecht with Azalea City Physicians says this procedure avoids hormones and anesthesia. She says with the procedure, your doctor will slide an insert through the vagina and cervix and into each fallopian tube. The inserts are made out of silicone-free material. Lambrecht says over the next three months, the body works with the Essure inserts to form a natural barrier within each of the fallopian tubes. These barriers prevent sperm from reaching the eggs so that pregnancy cannot occur.
Lambrecht says after three months a simple test called an HSG exam is performed. The test is to confirm that that the fallopian tubes are completely blocked and to make sure the inserts are in place.
Lambrecht says this proceedure is not reversible. Essure is 99.8% effective and is proven to be the most effective birth control available.
For more information on the Essure procedure, visit www.azaleacityphysicians.com or visit the physicians office on the campus of Springhill Medical Center.
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