What is Essure?

When you’re sure you’re done having children, insist on Essure.

Essure® is a surgery-free permanent birth control procedure—without hormones, downtime for recovery or the risks of getting your tubes tied. Essure works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. This simple procedure can be performed in the comfort of our office in minutes. Unlike some forms of birth control, Essure blocks the egg and sperm from meeting, so conception never occurs.

Trusted by more than half a million women and their doctors for nearly 10 years, Essure is the most effective form of permanent birth control available*. Essure is covered by most insurance providers, and if the Essure procedure is performed in our office, depending on your specific insurance plan, payment may be as low as a simple co-pay.

How Essure Works

  • Soft, flexible inserts are placed into the fallopian tubes. No incision is needed because these inserts are delivered through the natural pathways of the vagina and cervix. The tip of each insert remains outside the tube, providing us with immediate visual confirmation of placement.
  • Over the next three months, your body works with the inserts to form a natural barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the eggs. The ovaries will continue to release eggs, but they will be absorbed back into the body.
  • After three months, you’ll have an Essure Confirmation Test to verify you’re protected from unplanned pregnancy. The test uses a dye and special type of x-ray to ensure both that the inserts are in place and that the fallopian tubes are completely blocked. Until that time, you must continue using another form of birth control.

Making the Decision

Essure may be right for you if you:

  • Are certain you do not want any more children
  • Want to stop worrying about unplanned pregnancy forever
  • Want the most effective* permanent birth control available
  • Want to stop managing your temporary birth control method
  • Would like to stop taking hormone-based birth control
  • Want to avoid surgery, scarring, silicone or risks of other permanent birth control procedures
  • Are concerned about the risks of general anesthesia
  • Want more spontaneity in your sexual relationship
  • Want confirmation that you’re protected from unplanned pregnancy

Call our office if you have questions or to make an appointment.
Start enjoying the next stage of your life and stop worrying about unplanned pregnancy.


The Essure procedure is covered by most health insurance providers. When the Essure procedure is performed in our office, depending on your specific insurance plan, payment may be as low as a simple co-pay. However if you have a high insurance deductible and need payment assistance, you may qualify for the Essure FlexPay Plan™, a one-of-a-kind loan program to help cover your out-of-pocket costs for Essure.

There are no banks, no interest, and no finance charges so you can take your time to pay off the balance, over 12 months. If you’re ready for Essure, it’s easier than ever to afford the procedure. Contact our office to learn more.

How Essure Works

Watch this video to see how the procedure is performed.


Essure offers women what no other birth control ever has:

  • Surgery-free: A simple procedure performed in your doctor’s office in less than 10 minutes
  • Hormone-free: A more natural birth control method
  • Anesthesia-free: There’s no slowing down to recover, and most women return to normal activities in less than a day
  • Worry-free: Since 2002 over half a million women and their doctors have trusted Essure as the most effective* permanent birth control

*Based on 4 years of clinical data

Is Essure Covered?

Find out if your insurance covers the Essure Procedure

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