If you are done having children, we offer a permanent birth control procedure performed in a clinic setting without incisions, eliminating the risks of surgery and general anesthesia.
The clinic procedure takes about 15 minutes, and the patient is in the clinic for about an hour and a half. During the procedure, a soft, flexible coil is placed into a woman’s fallopian tubes. Recovery time is minimal. After the inserts are in place, tissue grows around them creating a barrier. Women need to use another form of birth control during this period. The barrier is confirmed with an X-ray test after about three months, and then other birth control methods can be eliminated.
The clinic procedure is 99.8 percent effective and is offered at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Barron's location in Rice Lake.
Women who are good candidates for the procedure have had children and are done having them.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss this option with a Women’s Health physician, call 715-838-6100.