Essure is still considered a relatively new form of female sterilization or birth control. Many women have opted for this procedure because of its convenience. The procedure can be performed right in the doctor’s office. There is no surgery involved and the recuperation time is minimal. Because many women hold full time employment or have a family they like the idea that there is no surgery involved leading to less “down time”.
Essure consists of a small coil like object that is very small. Coils are placed into each of the fallopian tubes and then scar tissue forms around the coils causing the fallopian tubes to become blocked. The procedure is done from entering the vagina then through the cervix into the fallopian tubes. Although women may feel cramping many say the discomfort is tolerable. The doctor performing the procedure can see what is taking place while watching on a monitor to make sure the spring-like coils are placed correctly. After the procedure is complete the patient is instructed to use another form of birth control for three months. At the three-month mark the patient then goes for a test to make sure the fallopian tubes are completely blocked with scar tissue. This test is called a hysterosalpingogram or HSG. Once the tubes are completely blocked there is no need for a second birth control method.
The company that makes Essure states there are little to no side effects to the Essure procedure and coils. It is still considered new and there does not seem to be much data to be found as of it. As time goes on there will be more results and more women who come forward with issues concerning the procedure. Essure is considered irreversible.
As of late there seem to be women stepping forward and writing about issues they are having after having the Essure procedure. Many are seeking removal of the devices and are either being told that it is impossible to have Essure removal or that a full hysterectomy will be needed.
Women are having the following problems after the Essure procedure:
- Pain where the cols are located.
- Unexplained joint pain.
- Metallic taste in mouth.
- Skin rashes.
- Painful intercourse.
These are just a few of the examples put forth and there are more women posting daily.
Having a full hysterectomy is not the solution to Essure removal. The tubal reversal experts at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center have been reversing the Essure procedure successfully using a procedure called tubouterine implantation. There is no need to have to go through a major surgery and have a full hysterectomy.
Patients that have had the Essure removal are reporting that signs and symptoms subside almost immediately.
For more information on Essure removal the tubal reversal nurses can be contacted by calling 1-919-968-4656 or by visiting the website at: http://www.tubal-reversal.net
Dr. Gary S. Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center have successfully reversed the Adiana procedure. As stated in the above Press Release, the patient has confirmed pregnancy via the Early Pregnanct Report to Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center.
Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center is the only center in world dedicated to tubal reversal and fallopian tube repair. Both the Adiana and Essure have been successfully reversed by the surgeons.
For more information, CHTRC has an extensive website with a blog,message board and over 40 tubal surgery videos.
Oct. 9, 2009
Many women who have had the Adiana procedure now want it reversed. Although it is meant to be a permanent form of contraception the first Adiana reversal has been done and was successful. Not only is the Adiana reversed the patient has just disclosed the fact she is pregnant!
This was possible through the highly skilled surgeons at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. Dr. Gary Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith worked as a team to reverse the Adiana. A tubouterine implantation was performed and the surgery took 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Surgery has long been known as the only center in the world dedicated solely to tubal reversal surgery and the repair of blocked fallopian tubes. Dr. Gary Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith have now successfully reversed both the Essure and the Adiana.
Women are now given the choice of having the Adiana reversed by the highly skilled and best known tubal reversal surgeons in the world.
As promised this is the second part of the Essure article. Can Essure reversal be done? Yes, it can. But the big factor is that it has to be performed by highly skilled surgeons. Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center have been doing Essure reversals successfully for some time now.
Essure reversal is something that comes as a surprise to many women. Many times a woman will change her mind and want the Essure to be reversed. She will make a call to the physician that did the original procedure only to be told that it is not reversible. Or better yet, as a patient of Dr. Berger’s was told by another physician is that, “In order for it to be reversed is to have a hysterectomy”.
As sad as it is many women think that there is no chance to have these reversed and give up hope of ever having another child. Another alternative that some women are being given is that they can receive IVF treatments. The problem with this is that when they receive the treatments part of the Essure remains inside the uterus and it is not known if the metal coils will cause complications to the developing fetus.
Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith remove the whole Essure so that there will be no danger is subsequent pregnancies. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center has a very informative website that has a blog which not only explains Essure reversal but contains a story written by a patient named Jen who had the procedure. In this two-part story she explains the search she went through to find Dr. Berger and her Essure Reversal procedure with the best-known tubal reversal surgeon in the world.
For those not wanting children Essure seems like a dream come true. Two little metal tubes that get inserted into your fallopian tubes. No operation… can be done in the doctor’s office and boom after three months it is all set. This is because after three months there is scar tissue all around the Essure coils and no sperm can get by.
What are the side effects of Essure? Are there any that we know of? And how bad are they?
Here is a list of complaints that women have written about as well as those listed in the pamphlet for Essure placement.
Pain during insertion- Can be mild to moderate. Many women compare this to bad period cramps. Yes, there is usually a mild anesthetic used. What happens in some cases is that one of the fallopian tubes will spasm and one of the coils cannot be inserted and the procedure will need to be repeated for the side with the spasm at a later date.
The next symptoms usually come right after the insertion process.
- Shortness of breath
- Pressure on bladder
What has not been discussed on medical websites but is being written about by Essure patients is the same symptoms that women with tubal ligation procedures experience. It is a condition called “Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome”. Though many in the medical community are not acknowledging this it is a very real condition that is affecting many women.
Finally, is Essure reversible? Yes it is, but only by very experienced surgeons such as Dr. Gary Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. In the next posting I will discuss how this Essure Reversal is performed.
All too many times a women who has changed her mind about having the Essure for sterilization is told that it cannot be reversed. Or, even better, she is told that the only way to reverse it is to have a hysterectomy. Essure reversal is possible if performed by the right surgeons.
The surgeons at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center have been removing the Essure with the same procedure used for tubal ligation reversals. The sad thing is all too many women are being told that this is not possible. A recent patient of Dr. Gary Berger tells her story on the blog. Jen was persistent and did not give up hope. She states, “When I called Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center I knew this was the place.” In her story she explains how she called physicians all over the United States to inquire about Essure reversal and was repeatedly told that it was not possible.
Dr. Berger took the time to answer her emails personally. Because Essure is still relatively new the Essure reversal is newer yet. With his outpatient surgery, Dr. Berger removes the coils that protrude into the uterus so that there is no danger to future pregnancies. Many physicians who perform IVF on Essure patients realize that the coils are still sticking into the uterus, though this does not seem to be a factor.
Tubal reversal nurses are always available to answer any questions a woman has about Essure reversal. This is something that can be reversed. If you are a woman looking for a Essure reversal or have a friend who is searching please pass this information along. The more women that know the better informed we all will be.