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Now offering Essure non-surgical permanent contraception at our Bedford Heights Regional Medical Center.

Essure is a permanent, non-reversible birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. This gentle procedure is performed in less than an hour.

Essure offers women what no other birth control ever has:

  • No more worry about unplanned pregnancy
  • No going under general anesthesia
  • No slowing down to recover
  • No hormones
  • No cutting
  • No guessing - a confirmation test provides peace of mindEssure_Web_Graphic.jpg

The Essure procedure does not require any cutting into the body. Instead, one of our physicians inserts small, flexible micro-inserts through the body's natural pathways (e.g. vagina, cervix and uterus) and into your fallopian tubes. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis without general anesthesia, and most women resume their normal activities within one day.

During the 3 months following the Essure procedure, your body and the micro-inserts work together to form a natural barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. During this period, you must continue using another form of birth control (other than an IUD or IUS).

Three months after the Essure procedure, a physician will perform an Essure Confirmation Test to confirm that the tubes are fully blocked and that you can rely on Essure for permanent birth control.  This confirmation test is done at a local hospital.  Planned Parenthood will provide a referral.  Because Essure is a permanent, non-reversible birth control method, you should be sure that you do not want any more children in the future.

Unlike birth control pills, patches, rings and some forms of IUDs, Essure does not contain hormones to intervene with your natural menstrual cycle. Your periods should more or less continue in their natural state.


Like most of our other services, Essure is provided to clients on a sliding fee scale according to household size and family income with the cost of the procedure ranging from $500 - $2,500. We also accept insurance, traditional Medicaid, and Medicaid HMOs. If you are interested in Essure, but find the cost prohibitive, patient assistance grant and loan applications are available.

For more information about Essure and all of your birth control options, contact our Regional Medical Center at (440) 232-8381 or visit the Regional Health Center page.