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Hysteroscopic Sterilization

In this procedure, a hysteroscope is passed through the cervix into the uterine cavity.

Another procedure well suited to the office is hysteroscopic tubal sterilization or Essure. In this procedure, a hysteroscope is passed through the cervix into the uterine cavity. A small coil is then gently guided into these openings. In the first three months after the procedure, the tube itself will form scar tissue around the coil creating a physical blockage so that sperm cannot reach the egg. There is minimal pain during or after the procedure. Activity can return to normal the next day. An outpatient X-ray dye test is required three months after the procedure to ensure complete tubal blockage, so other contraception must be used until then.