Sterilization and ESSURE
For women who do not wish to continue to have children there are a couple of options available to them. However, sterilization is permanent and should be discussed thoroughly with Dr. De Leon. Every woman’s situation is unique and different and Dr. De Leon will help counsel and educate each patient based on their individual needs.
Different Kinds of Sterilization Procedures
- Laparoscopic bilateral tubal sterilization: In this outpatient surgical procedure, Dr. De Leon inserts instruments into your abdomen through very small incisions. He permanently closes the fallopian tubes, so eggs will no longer meet sperm for fertilization. This is usually an outpatient procedure, and recovery takes only a few days.
- Essure products are inserts that permanently block your fallopian tubes and stimulate them to close, so you cannot become pregnant after the initial closure period. These procedures are performed in Dr. De Leon’s office. You must continue to rely on your old birth control method for three months until we confirm closure of the fallopian tubes.
If you are considering sterilization and would like to discuss your options please give the office a call at (214) 879-3505.