IMPORTANT NOTICE: At Fortis Healthcare, we are fully supportive of the National priorities set out by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Further to the directives of the Government provided in their press release dated 8th Nov 2016, payments at Government hospitals can be made through 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes. In view of the hardship being caused to the large number of patients at private hospitals, we have made an urgent representation to the Government that this exemption should apply equally, for payments, at private hospitals. We are following up with the authorities and hope the Government will step in quickly to resolve this anomaly. Meanwhile, at Fortis hospitals across the country, we continue to accept payments through credit card, debit card and electronic banking transfers. As 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes are no longer legal tender we are only accepting 100 Rs and lower currency notes. As per Government regulation, a PAN card and legitimate ID proof is however required for payments in cash exceeding Rs 50,000. Meanwhile we continue to ensure that emergency cases get immediate medical attention without delay whatsoever and have put in more administrative staff and help desks to assist patients.

Essure

The Essure system is a type of permanent birth control for women. It cannot be reversed.

During insertion of the Essure system, your health care provider uses flexible tube with a small camera (hysteroscope) inserted through the vagina, into the cervix and up to the uterus. Once the openings to the fallopian tubes are visualized, small metal and fiber coils are passed through the hysteroscope and into your fallopian tubes. The Essure system causes scar tissue to form around the coils, blocking your fallopian tubes and preventing sperm from reaching the egg.

The Essure system takes three months to become effective in preventing pregnancy, and in some women, it may take up to six months. During this time, you must use other contraceptive methods to prevent pregnancy. Essure doesn't offer protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).


Why it's done Risks How you prepare What you can expect

The Essure system is a type of female sterilization. It offers a permanent way to prevent pregnancy. Benefits of the Essure system include:

  • Permanence
  • Effectiveness
  • Lack of significant long-term side effects
  • No need to buy contraception, interrupt sex for contraception or seek partner compliance
  • No incision or scarring of the skin
  • Convenience — the Essure system can be inserted at your health care provider's office

The Essure system isn't appropriate for everyone, however. Your health care provider may discourage implantation of the Essure system if:

  • You might want to become pregnant
  • You gave birth or had an abortion within the past six weeks
  • You recently had a pelvic infection
  • You're allergic to the contrast agent used to confirm tubal blockage
  • You have a uterine or tubal condition that prevents access to one or both tubal openings
  • You previously had a tubal ligation

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