The Essure Procedure: Essure is a permanent female sterilization procedure. It is performed without any incisions on the body. The treatment is minimally invasive and can be performed by any IGO physician in our office under local anesthesia or in the hospital. Essure does not contain any hormones and does not interfere with the menstrual cycle. Instead, coil inserts placed during the procedure work with your body to create a barrier that prevents sperm and egg from meeting. After 3 months, a test is done to confirm that the tubes are completely blocked. WATCH THE VIDEO