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ESSURE - Permanent Birth Control Without Surgery

Are you ready for permanent birth control but would like to avoid surgery?

If so, you may want to consider Essure, which is a safe and highly effective method of sterilization. Even better, Essure does not require surgery and can be performed in the comfort and convenience of a doctor's office.

At ACMC, several obstetricians and gynecologists offer the Essure procedure, which is FDA-approved and has been performed on tens of thousands of women around the world.

Essure is provided by these physicians at ACMC Obstetrics and Gynecology:

ACMC-Willmar
Stan Antkowiak, D.O.
Jennifer Lee-Pentz, M.D.
ACMC-Marshall
Raymond Michael, M.D.

How does Essure work?

Essure works by blocking the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. During the procedure, tiny, flexible coils called "micro-inserts" are passed through the body's natural pathways (vagina, cervix and uterus) and placed in each fallopian tube.

During the three months following the procedure, your body and the micro-inserts work together to form a tissue barrier (like scar tissue) so that sperm cannot reach the egg. This prevents you from getting pregnant.

What are the benefits of Essure?

  • Highly effective at preventing pregnancy
  • No incisions and no scars
  • No general anesthesia required
  • Can be performed in an office setting
  • Takes only 35 minutes, on average
  • Fast recovery time
  • Covered by most insurance plans
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Hormone-free

Things to think about

  • Essure is not reversible. Only consider Essure if you are certain you do not want to become pregnant in the future.
  • It takes about three months before Essure is effective. So during the three months after the procedure you must use another form of birth control.
  • Like other methods of sterilization, Essure does not provide protection againts sexually transmitted infections.

Additional information about the Essure procedure is available at www.essure.com or by calling the Essure Information line at 1-877-ESSURE1.