Essure Tubal Ligation Problems - Problems with Essure Procedure
Essure Sterilization Procedure
The Essure sterilization procedure is still considered a relatively new form of permanent female sterilization. The procedure does not require any surgery and can be performed right in the physician’s office in most instances. Due to the fact there is no surgery for the procedure most women are back to their normal activity in a matter of a couple of days.
The Essure procedure consists of placing spring like coils into the fallopian tubes. Scar tissue then forms around the coils and blocks the fallopian tubes thus not allowing the sperm and egg to meet so pregnancy is not possible. The couple is instructed to use a second form of birth control following the Essure procedure for three months. After the three month time has lapsed the woman then goes for a test called an HSG or hysterosalpingogram. The hysterosalpingogram is performed by pushing dye through the fallopian tubes to make sure the tubes are completely blocked. Once the tubes are blocked then the Essure procedure is considered complete and the couple no longer needs a back up birth control method.
Problems With Essure Procedure
Most women are happy with their decision concerning the Essure procedure. This form of tubal ligation is considered better for those who do not like surgery and the healing time is lessened. But, there have been a number of women who have come forward with problems associated with the Essure. Although these women may have no desire to have another pregnancy they want the Essure coils removed from their bodies.
The most common complaints from women who have had the Essure procedure are:
- Cramping and irregular menstrual bleeding.
- Spotting throughout the cycle.
- Metallic taste in mouth.
- Stabbing pain where the coils are located.
- Painful intercourse.
- Unexplained skin rashes.
- Coils that are “missing” on HSG results.
Reversing Essure Ligation
Many women have returned to the physicians that have performed their Essure procedures inquiring about removal. In most cases they are told that the coils cannot be removed from the fallopian tubes. If the coils are to be removed a full hysterectomy will need to be performed.
Women have been trying to get answers on Essure reversal and what they are receiving is not the whole truth. Essure reversal is possible with Essure reversal surgery. Both Dr. Gary Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center have been successfully reversing Essure.
"Dr. Berger, We are so excited that we have our Essure Reversal baby that we never thought we could have.
Thank you for making our dreams come true and giving us our sweet baby girl."
The procedure used by the surgeons at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center does not warrant a hysterectomy. The procedure used is called a tubouterine implantation. The fallopian tubes are removed from the uterus. The Essure coils and all scar tissue are removed and the healthy portions of fallopian tubes are reattached to the uterus through a new opening.
Essure reversal surgery has not only helped those suffering adverse side effects of Essure but has also restored fertility to those who regretted their decision. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center has had patients who have undergone the Essure reversal surgery go on to have successful pregnancies.