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J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Mar-Apr;22(3):342-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2014.12.002. Epub 2014 Dec 11.

Essure hysteroscopic sterilization versus interval laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation: a comparative effectiveness review.

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Strategic Health Resources, La Canada, California.
2
Strategic Health Resources, La Canada, California. Electronic address: nancy.reaven@strathealth.com.

Abstract

A comparative effectiveness analysis was performed to examine the risks and benefits of laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation compared with hysteroscopic sterilization using the Essure Permanent Birth Control System (Bayer HealthCare AG, Whippany, NJ). Existing evidence shows that both LBTL and Essure are safe and effective methods of female sterilization. Both have high rates of efficacy and low rates of complications although when complications do occur, those related to the Essure procedure are more likely to be minor in nature. The analysis was limited by the restricted number of studies involving head-to-head comparisons of the 2 approaches.

KEYWORDS:

Essure; Hysteroscopic sterilization; Laparoscopic; Tubal ligation

PMID:
25499775
DOI:
10.1016/j.jmig.2014.12.002
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