In-Office Permanent Birth Control Procedure
Vasectomy and tubal ligation (getting your tubes tied) aren’t the only choices a woman has when it comes to permanent birth control. Essure is a permanent birth-control procedure that can be performed in Dr. Leibman’s Houston gynecology office in less than an hour. It works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy.
Incision and Relatively Pain-Free
Dr. Leibman has been performing this in-office procedure in Houston and has a high-rate patient satisfaction.
Unlike a vasectomy, the Essure procedure is incision-free and involves placing soft, flexible micro-insets in the fallopian tubes. Unlike the tradition method of female sterilization, Essure requires:
- No cutting or incisions
- No general anesthesia
- No recovery time (you will able to go with your life with a day after the procedure)
- No hormones
- No hospital visits
Ask Houston gynecologist Dr. Maurice Leibman if Essure is right for you, but you should not consider Essure if you may want children in the future, are currently pregnant or have had tubal ligation.
VIDEO: Dr. Leibman explains Essure,an incision-free option for permanent birth control
Trust the Data -Contraceptive failures per 1000 women at year 3
- Essure 1.6*
- Tubal Ligation 9.9*
- Vasectomy 11.3*
1) Essure effectiveness report (December 16th 2004)
2) Peterson, H.B., et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol (April 1996)
3) Jamison DJ. et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2004
The procedure also takes three months to become completely effective. You must use an alternative form of birth control during this time.