No general anesthesia required
There are risks and side effects associated with general anesthesia. Although some physicians may offer general anesthesia, this is not a requirement of the procedure. You should discuss your anesthesia options with your Essure physician.
Short procedure time
The Essure procedure only takes about 35 minutes for an Essure trained physician to perform. Most women are on their way in an average of 45 minutes.
No hormones or silicone
Unlike many temporary methods of birth control such as birth control pills, the patch, the ring or some IUDs, the Essure micro-inserts do not contain silicone or release hormones and are made with the same kind of safe materials that have been used in other medical devices (such as heart stents and valves) for many years.
Can be performed in a doctor's office
Because there is no cutting or general anesthesia required the Essure procedure can be performed safely and comfortably in a doctor's office.
Covered by insurance
The Essure procedure is covered by most health insurance plans. Check with your health insurance company to see if the Essure procedure is covered for you.
Risks of the Essure procedure
As with all procedures, there are risks associated with the Essure procedure. Contact the office of Dr. Basinski to schedule an appointment and to learn more: 812-853-3500