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Essure reversal surgery at our center takes approximately 90 minutes and no overnight hospital stay is required. We were the first to publish successful reports of Essure pregnancy within the medical literature and we have continued to improve our techniques. Since our first medical reports on Essure reversal we have developed surgical techniques, which allow us to remove the coils intact and allow our patients to recover quicker and with less discomfort.

The chance of pregnancy after Essure reversal is 35% to 40% and most patients will report pregnancy within 12 months.

Essure reversal offers an alternative to IVF

Essure reversal allows you the chance to become pregnant naturally. After reversing Essure you will have a chance to become pregnant every month and you can become pregnant more than once. Essure reversal provides women with an alternative to in-vitro fertilization.

  • Essure reversal surgery fee $7,500
  • Average Essure reversal pregnancy rate 35% to 40%

***Starting April 1st 2019 the fee for Essure reversal or Essure removal surgery will increase to $7,900***

In comparison, the cost of a single cycle of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is $14,000 and the average IVF success rate is 36% for each cycle attempted.

Our Essure surgery fee

The fee for surgery is all-inclusive and covers everything except the cost of your travel, meals, lodging, and prescription medications. Surgical fees are due in full within 24 hours of scheduling your surgery.

Will health insurance pay for Essure reversal or Essure removal surgery?

Dr. Monteith is a participating provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Cigna.

Some of these health insurance plans may provide partial reimbursement when you have Essure reversal or Essure removal surgery with Dr. Monteith.

More information: Will insurance pay for Essure reversal or removal with Dr Monteith?

Essure Reversal vs Essure Removal

Essure sterilization reversal involves both Essure coil removal and re-introducing each fallopian tube into the uterine cavity (tubouterine implantation) and this is our recommend procedure for patients who would like to become pregnant again. Our Essure reversal procedure is recommended for women who would like the chance to become naturally pregnant.

Essure coil removal only involves removing the Essure coils from each fallopian tube and leaving the tubes closed so pregnancy will not ocur. Our Essure removal procedure is recommended for women who are having symptoms from the Essure devices but who do not want to become pregnant.

We have developed a surgical technique which minimizes the risk of Essure coil fracture during removal. Our surgical technique for Essure removal is detailed and involved and is very similar to our technique for Essure reversal. We do not simply pull on the coils to remove them. Instead we remove the Essure micro-inserts intact and with the surrounding scar tissue. The cost for Essure removal only is the same as the cost for Essure reversal.

To better understand our technique for removing Essure and minimizing the risk of fracture visit: More information for physicians

Our Essure surgery fees are
all-inclusive and cover:

  • Preoperative record review and consultation
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Surgical supplies
  • Operating facility fees
  • Post-operative visit and follow-up care

The surgical fee payment can be made by bank-to-bank wire transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Discover card, or sending a cashier’s check or money order by over-night delivery. Payments by credit card will be subject to an additional processing fee.

Scheduling fee

When you are ready to schedule your reversal surgery, payment of a $125 scheduling fee is required to be added to the surgery schedule.

***Starting April 1st 2019 the scheduling fee will increase to $150***

The $125 scheduling fee covers the cost involved in planning and scheduling your surgery: 20 minute medical history phone interview, registration paper work, surgical date selection, ordering pre-operative lab work, and providing advice for travel and hotel reservations.

The scheduling fee can be conveniently paid with a credit card.

For a detailed description of how to schedule surgery:
Step-by-step guide to scheduling tubal reversal

Essure reversal prepayment account option

For patients interested in a long-term payment arrangement, our office offers a prepayment account option. This can be a great way to pay for Essure reversal surgery.

For more information: Prepayment plan for tubal reversal surgery

Essure reversal surgery financing

For patients interested in financing Essure reversal surgery or financing Essure removal surgery, our office participates in surgery financing with reputable, independent financing companies.

More information on Essure reversal or Essure removal surgery financing:
Essure reversal financing

Health insurance and Essure reversal

Most health insurances will not pay for elective surgery. Essure reversal surgery is considered an elective procedure – even if you are having abnormal symptoms after your Essure procedure.

If you are having symptoms from your Essure health insurance will only pay for a hysterectomy or complete removal of the fallopian tubes.

Surgery cancellation and rescheduling

Cancellation of surgery within 15 to 21 days of the surgery date will result in a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellation of a procedure within 14 days of the date of surgery, regardless of the reason, will result in forfeiture of 100% of the surgical fee.

Patients may reschedule their surgery date one time, outside of 3 weeks of the initial surgery date, at no charge. Additional date changes will require a rescheduling fee of $1500.

Rescheduling surgery within 15 to 21 days of the date of surgery, regardless of the reason, will result in forfeiture of 50% of the surgical fee. Rescheduling surgery within 14 days of the date of surgery, regardless of the reason, will result in forfeiture of 100% of the surgical fee.

Refunds on cancellations may take up to 30 days to process.

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  1. Sarah says:

    What effects can polyps or fibroid tumors have on essure reversal, will they make it harder to concieve. I have had essure 9 years, Wondering if they have did too much damage.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Sarah
      Uterine polyps or small fibroids in the cavity of the uterus can make it more difficult to conceive. These need to be removed before having either reversal or IVF.
      The 9 years since Essure is not important unless it makes you older than 42. It is harder to become pregnant with increasing age.

      We would need to review your records to determine if you are a candidate for reversal surgery. If the fibroids are large then we would not perform Essure reversal because it can make Essure surgery more difficult to perform.

      You definitely should have fibroids and polyps removed from inside your uterus before reversal. You should not have fibroids removed from the abdominal side because it can cause severe scar tissue and make reversal more difficult.

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