What is Essure?
Essure was a method of permanent birth control that involved placing devices, called Essure coils, in the fallopian tubes. Over time, a barrier developed around the coils, blocking the fallopian tubes, and preventing the fertilization of an egg. The Essure device was discontinued from production and market in December of 2019.
What is an Essure Removal and Why is an Essure Removal Performed?
Essure removal is an out-patient, minimally invasive surgical procedure where doctors remove the Essure coils by means of a Salpingectomy- the complete removal of the fallopian tubes.
Essure removal may be recommended if you are experiencing side effects or complications from your Essure device. Possible side effects from your Essure device may include:
- Severe pelvic pain
- Heavy periods
- Pain during sex
- Extreme fatigue
If you are experiencing any of these side effects, contact our office to schedule a consult and determine if you are a candidate for Essure removal surgery.
What Are the Benefits Of Essure Removal?
The primary benefit of Essure removal is that you may longer experience the negative side effects caused by the Essure device.
Can You Get Pregnant After Essure Removal?
Removing an Essure device will NOT restore natural fertility. If you are hoping to conceive following an Essure removal procedure, our providers would refer you to a reproductive specialist to talk about IVF options following your Essure removal procedure.
What Can I Expect After Getting Essure Removed?
After an Essure removal procedure, recovery time will vary based on several factors, including how long you had the device implanted prior to removal. Following surgery, some patients may experience symptom relief within days. For others, symptoms may decrease several weeks to months after surgery.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
If you are interested in Essure removal, schedule an appointment with an Ob/Gyn specialist at Huey & Weprin Ob/Gyn. With specialized care and cutting-edge treatments in obstetrics and gynecology, Huey & Weprin Ob/Gyn offers a wide variety of gynecologic and obstetric services from leaders in Ob/Gyn research development. Call 937.771.5100 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.