Doctors Confirm First Successful Essure Tubal Ligation Reversal
Gainesville, GA, October 9, 2008 – Lakeshore Surgical Center made medical history less than one year ago by being the first facility to perform an Essure Tubal Occlusion Reversal. The Essure procedure is a new type of Tubal Ligation, for women who want a permanent type of birth control or sterilization. The Essure procedure has only been performed for a little over 5 years and is reported to be permanent and NOT reversible by the manufacturing company. On November 5, 2007 Dr. William A.C. Greene Jr. and Dr. Wendell Turner at Lakeshore Surgical Center, were the first surgeons in the country to perform an Essure Reversal.
The Essure procedure differs from other Tubal Ligation due to the fact that a coil-like device is inserted into the fallopian tube where it meets the uterus. Scar tissue then grows around the inserted coil over the next 3 months to form a natural barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. To reverse this procedure the doctors at Lakeshore Surgical Center developed specific instruments to allow for the Essure coil-like device to be removed with the utmost of care, and not damage the fallopian tube. Then a custom needle, designed by Dr. William Greene is used to sew the tube back into the wall of the uterus without cutting the uterus open.
The success of the procedure was confirmed October 8, 2008, by a patient who came to Lakeshore Surgical Center in March, 2008, to be one of the first women in the country to have the Essure Reversal performed by expert tubal ligation reversal surgeons, Dr. William Greene Jr. and Dr. Wendell Turner. The first Essure Reversal pregnancy has been confirmed by the patient’s physician, by ultrasound and the fetal sac was seen in the uterus.
This medical procedure is a huge stepping stone in the medical field of Reproductive Surgery and Infertility. Tubal Ligation Reversals have been performed for years, but the Essure procedure, which is stated to be non-reversible, has not been successfully reversed before now. Women who want to have more children, due to divorce, loss of a child or have just changed their mind, Tubal Reversal is an option. This advance in Reproductive Surgery will allow women to be able to conceive naturally, after having the Essure procedure. In-Vitro Fertilization and other infertility treatments are no longer the only option for women who have made this choice and changed their mind.
To date Lakeshore Surgical Center has performed 4 Essure Reversals, including the case above who is now pregnant. Of these three other patients, one has yet to become pregnant, another did have a confirmed pregnancy but miscarried and the third patient has not yet become pregnant but has been seen by another physician, who confirmed through a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) that her tubes were open.
Lakeshore Surgical Center is the leading specialized Tubal Ligation Reversal center. Located in Gainesville, GA, surgeons Dr. William A.C. Greene, Jr. and Dr. Wendell Turner have combined 50 years of outpatient gynecologic surgery experience and have performed thousands of Tubal Ligation Reversals. For 10 years, this cutting edge facility, along with the skills and expertise of its doctors and staff have provided women with the opportunity to become “pregnant again”.
For more information about Tubal Ligation Reversals and Lakeshore Surgical Center please contact their office toll free at 1-877-588-5594 or through their website www.PregnantAgain.com
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