Women today have a variety of options available to prevent unwanted pregnancies. While some like birth control pills, shots, and patches, others find them difficult or unpleasant. For those who prefer a more permanent solution, a number of options are available, including both surgical sterilization and sterilization implants, known as Essure.

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What is Surgical Sterilization?

Surgical Sterilization refers to a procedure in which the fallopian tubes are cut, tied, or sealed off. This works by blocking the eggs from reaching the uterus and becoming fertilized. This procedure can be done in a number of ways. Tubal ligation seals the fallopian tubes using an electrical current. The fallopian tubes can also be closed using clamps, clips, or rings. Inserts may also be placed inside the tubes to block fertilization.

Essure Birth Control Implant

Los Angeles and out-of-town patients looking for permanent birth control may also want to consider Essure. Essure is a type of permanent birth control implant. Los Angeles surgeons at the Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence perform this procedure on an outpatient basis. This means that patients are able to have the procedure done and go home the same day!

Essure involves a gynecologist inserting a soft, flexible insert into the fallopian tubes. To insert this birth control implant, Los Angeles surgeons enter through the vagina. Because of this, no incisions are made.

The implant works by creating a barrier between the sperm and egg. It takes most women three months for Essure to become fully effective. During these first three months, it is important for women to use other forms of birth control. Once it’s working properly, there is a greater than 99% success rate for the Essure birth control implant.

Los Angeles Gynecological Surgeons

Are you looking for a top gynecological surgeon to insert the Essure birth control implant in Los Angeles? Our leading team helps women get the birth control they need. To find out more about surgical sterilization or sterilization implants, don’t wait to contact the experts at the Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence. Along with our recently renovated facilities we offer the leading experts in the field. Call us today or fill out our online form for a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.