Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

Essure Specialist

At Southern Connecticut Women's Health Center Associates, choosing which type of birth control and contraception is a personal decision made with assistance from your OB-GYN. There are many choices and the means preventing pregnancy differ. Located in Milford and Westport, Connecticut, Our doctors offer many different methods, including Essure.

Essure Q & A

How Does Essure Work?

Once the Essure bead is surgically placed inside the vagina, your body reacts to the bead and together a permanent blockage of the fallopian tube occurs. Without a clear passage, the egg cannot reach the uterus and the sperm cannot reach the egg.

Because the bond that produces the blockage is created by both your body and the Essure device, you will need to continue with the second form of birth control until that blockage is complete. Please ask your doctor for the best form of birth control for Essure to be paired with.

Since Essure Is Placed Surgically, Will There Be an Incision?

Essure does not require an incision. The device is placed by using the natural pathways through the vagina and cervical opening to the fallopian tubes. There is no visible scarring and incisions are not necessary. Dr. Murray and Dr. Sivkin are both highly skilled physicians, and can perform the procedure without any incision.

How Long Does Essure Last?

Essure is considered a permanent form of contraception. The device does not need replacing. It is made from a mixture that contains nickel and titanium and materials that are used in other surgical devices such as heart stents. As such, the material that comprises Essure has been used for long periods of time with few issues.

How Do I Know When Essure is Not the Right Choice for Me?

Because Essure is considered a permanent form of contraception, you should not use it if you still plan on becoming pregnant or if you are unsure whether you want to continue to have children.  If you are allergic to nickel, then Essure is not for you. The product is known to leach nickel which would then cause an allergic reaction. If you are unsure if you have allergies to nickel, your doctor can offer a simple skin test to determine your compatibility.  The Essure device should not be placed within six weeks of your last pregnancy. The Essure device should also not be placed if you have an active pelvic infection or one that ended within the last month.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Sivkin has been my doctor for 4 years. She has taken care of me and is wonderful. She listens to me and helps me work through any issues I might have."

    Shannon in Milford, CT
  • RateMDs

    "I love Dr. Sivkin...She is extremely thorough and follows up with you about any concerns"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "We just found out that Dr. Murray relocated from Connecticut to Georgie-- our loss, their gain. She is a dedicated doctor with a love for what she does. Good luck."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "If you can get this doctor to call you she is terrific!"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is quite nice and takes her time with the patient"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients"

    Verified Patient
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