Essure is a sterilization procedure for women performed by an Essure Accredited Practice (EAP) physician. Dr. Keri Sweeten is the first doctor in the state of Arizona to be a certified EAP physician and is committed to providing the ultimate in patient care, satisfaction, and successful outcome.
Unlike tubal ligation and vasectomy, the Essure procedure requires no incisions and can usually be performed in less than an hour with local anesthesia in the comfort of Dr. Sweeten's state-certified facility. During the procedure, micro-inserts are passed through the vagina, cervix, and uterus and placed in your fallopian tubes. These inserts work together with your body to form a tissue barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. (You will need to use an alternate form of birth control for the first three months following the procedure). You will usually able to leave our office within an hour after your procedure and many women report that they were able to resume their normal physical activities that same day.
After three months, Dr. Sweeten performs a special type of x-ray test called an HSG to confirm that your tubes are completely blocked, indicating that the Essure micro inserts will provide you with reliable birth control.
For further information regarding any procedure, or to confidentially speak to one of our qualified personnel, please contact us at (602) 393 0661, or at (866) STOPFLO.