Permanent Sterilization

Options for permanent sterilization for women include laparoscopic sterilization and the Essure procedure.

Essure involves the placement of inserts into the fallopian tubes with the use of hysteroscopy.  Over the next 3 months, your body forms a natural barrier around the Essure inserts that prevent sperm from reaching your eggs. During the 3-month period, you must continue using another form of birth control.  A confirmation test demonstrates that the inserts are placed correctly, your fallopian tubes are blocked, and pregnancy is permanently prevented.  For more information, visit

At Advanced Ob/Gyn, the physicians are well trained at in-office procedures as well as out-patient surgeries for permanent sterilization and call 713-465-5966 to meet with them to see what may work best for you.