It's been said that the decision to have a child is the biggest decision a person will ever make. That may be true, but deciding that that your family is complete can be just as big of a decision. Whether you have one child or an entire basketball team full of children, once you're done having children, it's likely that you're looking to trade in the birth control for a more permanent alternative.
It used to be that the only permanent solutions for a family was for the woman to undergo a tubal ligation or the man to have a vasectomy. While those are still viable options for many couples, there is now another choice. Essure is a permanent female sterilization method that requires less downtime and recovery than having her tubes tied. In fact, with Essure there is no incision at all.
Instead Essure utilizes a small device inserted into the fallopian tubes. As the tube is inside the tube, it begins to create scar tissues which acts as a barrier between the woman's eggs and the man's sperm. If the eggs and sperm do not join, there is no fertilization and no pregnancy. The procedure is quick, effective and does not require an operating room. Instead Dr. Taryll Jenkins is able to perform the surgery in a patient room at his Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine office using local anesthesia and a mild sedative. Most patients are in and out in less than two hours. Following the procedure patients can return to their normal activities immediately.
Like tubal litigation and vasectomies, Essure is effective at preventing pregnancies. However, because it takes time for the scar tissue to grow, couples should use a backup method for three months.
If you're considering permanent sterilization, call Dr. Jenkins to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Jenkins will take the time to talk with you about your options, including making sure that you're completely ready to be done having children because the procedure is not reversible. Once you're sure there are no more pregnancies in your future Dr. Jenkins can answer any questions you may have, address any concerns, and schedule your procedure.
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