With Essure, there is no cutting, doctors accesses the fallopian tubes through the bodies natural pathways. It involves putting tiny metal coils into the fallopian tubes, that over a period of a couple months allow scar tissue to grow in and block off both fallopian tubes.
It takes about three months for the scar tissue to build up. A special X-ray will confirm that the tubes are blocked. (:06) According to the company that makes the device, statistics show that in over 100,000 patients world-wide who've undergone the procedure, there's never been a single, documented pregnancy.
The Essure procedure is permanent and not reversible. To learn more or find a physician near you, log onto www.essure.com.