Essure Reversal by Dr. Rosenfeld
Dr. Rosenfeld 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 patient will need to have a confirmation test to determine
That the inserts are in the correct location, and depending on the type of test, may also verify whether the tubes are blocked. The Essure Confirmation Test can be a transvaginal ultrasound (TVU), an x-ray exam using a special contrast dye in the uterus, or both. The doctor will advise on which method or methods are best for each individual patient.
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 a surgeon like Dr. Rosenfeld, with micro-surgical skills, the implanted devices can be removed without expensive and radical surgery.
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.
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 Dr. Rosenfeld 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 Dr. Rosenfeld 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