Unlike traditional surgical tubal ligation, the Essure
hysteroscopic sterilization procedure requires no anesthesia
and no cutting. This revolutionary form of sterilization can
be done in our office (Dr. Leuci was the first in Greater
Binghamton to perform this procedure in an office setting)
and is approved by the FDA. The procedure is performed by
inserting spring-like coils or micro-inserts into the
fallopian tubes through natural pathways in the body. Essure
is a non-reversible procedure and is recommended for women
who do not want children in the future.
more contact us or visit the Essure web site at www.essure.com.
What is Essure?
Essure is the
first FDA-approved method of hysteroscopic sterilization. This means
that it is permanent birth control, with no incisions. The procedure
is performed by placing a hysteroscope (about 1/4" in diameter)
through the cervix and into the uterus. The uterus is filled with
fluid, and light allows for the visualization of the openings to the
fallopian tubes. The Essure device is passed through the
hysteroscope along a wire and into the openings of the fallopian
tubes on both sides. The device is then held in place by small
coils. After about three months, the body’s natural healing process
scars the tubes and they become permanently closed. Twelve weeks
after the procedure, you will be asked to undergo a test called a
hysterosalpingogram (HSG). This test confirms that placement was
correct, and that you are permanently sterilized.
How long does the Essure procedure take?
The entire procedure (including set up and recovery) takes about 30 minutes.
Is it painful?
tolerate the procedure very well and need only minimal pain
Will I have to go
to the hospital for the procedure?
No. Dr. Leuci is proud to have been the first physician in the Greater Binghamton area to
perform this procedure in the office. This saves my patients the
time and inconvenience of going to the hospital for pre-operative
lab work and registration. When done in my office, patients avoid
the use of IV medications and the added time spent at the hospital,
so they can return to normal activities sooner.
We do offer patients the option to have the procedure done at the hospital if
they prefer that.