Essure Reversal

Essure Reversal at Southwest Tubal Reversal

Southwest Tubal Reversal performs Essure reversals on patients desiring to stop ill effects of the sterilization method or those wanting to become pregnant. The Essure coil removal procedure produces a high pregnancy success rate taking into account the patient’s age and health. Patients have reported almost immediate pain relief and stopping of any heavy bleeding they experienced after the original Essure procedure.

Essure Birth Control Placement

Essure is a type of permanent birth control that is placed non-surgically in a doctor’s office. The actual procedure takes about 10 minutes and patients typically leave the doctor’s office 45 minutes after the procedure. The Essure coil inserts are placed through the natural pathways of the vagina and cervix, so no incisions are needed.

Essure works with the body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. The procedure involves permanently placing a soft, flexible insert into each Fallopian tube. The insert consists of polyester fibers, nickel-titanium alloy and stainless steel. The Essure inserts do not contain hormones.

Over a period of about 3 months, a natural barrier forms around the Essure inserts, which prevent sperm from reaching the eggs. Three months after the Essure procedure, the doctor who performed the Essure insertion will test to confirm that the inserts are in the correct location, and depending on the type of test, may also verify whether the tubes are successfully blocked. The Essure Confirmation Test can be a trans-vaginal ultrasound (TVU), an x-ray exam using a special contrast dye in the uterus, or both.

Essure Reversal is Possible

Although the Essure birth control method is meant to be permanent, it can be reversed. Many gynecologists will tell patients that the only way to remove the Essure coils is a hysterectomy. But, for surgeons at Southwest Tubal Reversal, with micro-surgical skills, the implanted devices can be removed without radical surgery to restore fertility.

Good candidates for removal of the Essure inserts are women who have changed their minds and want to become pregnant. Reversal is also recommended for women who are having abnormal symptoms, often affecting their overall health.

Start Today

Schedule a Risk Free Essure Removal Consultation with Southwest Tubal Reversal

The Essure reversal procedure is performed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia. Essure coil removal takes about one hour and about an hour of recovery. It is done in a controlled environment and by making a small incision in the abdomen, and removing both coils from the Fallopian tubes. The tubes are then reattached to the uterus unless the patient does not want to become pregnant, in which case the tubes are tied. Some women experience mild to moderate cramping and pain after the procedure is completed. Usually there is a follow-up appointment with the doctor.

Why Choose The Southwest Center for Essure Removal?

  • We do not charge additional fees for Essure coil removal. The procedure costs exactly the same as a tubal reversal.
  • Patients get discharged the same day as the surgery.
  • Patients avoid having a total hysterectomy which is the recommended surgery by other doctors.
  • We offer the option of having a traditional tubal ligation for those patients who do not want to become pregnant.
  • Patients wanting to become pregnant will have a tubal anastomosis and the opportunity of conception.

The number one reason for patients seek out Southwest Tubal Reversal for Essure removal is the side effects after the insertion. Here is a list of the most common side effects of Essure coils:

  • Severe pelvic and abdominal pain, cramping
  • Back, joint, and muscle pain
  • Headaches including migraines
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding, menstrual cycle changes
  • Allergic reaction to device materials
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  • Autoimmune disease symptoms
  • Hair loss
  • Tingling or numbness in extremities
  • Severe pain
  • Memory loss
  • Weight gain
  • Hormonal changes