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Which is better, vasectomy or essure?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Either????????????
Lots to consider. Either is a very effective way for bc.
If the man were to never want to father a child, then vasectomy. If the mother has issues and wold never want to birth a child, then essure. Speaks for itself. There are things to consider tho regarding who should have the procedure. I have patients who have had both? Contemplate heavily, act judiciously and be well informed.

In brief: Either????????????
Lots to consider. Either is a very effective way for bc.
If the man were to never want to father a child, then vasectomy. If the mother has issues and wold never want to birth a child, then essure. Speaks for itself. There are things to consider tho regarding who should have the procedure. I have patients who have had both? Contemplate heavily, act judiciously and be well informed.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Both are great options and both require follow up testing and confirmation before being able to depend on it.
Failure rate after both is minuscule. Vas is more uncomfortable recovery and has higher risk of complications of bleeding, but is much less expensive if you are self pay. Recommend you and partner visit gyn and urologist together and discuss.

In brief: Depends
Both are great options and both require follow up testing and confirmation before being able to depend on it.
Failure rate after both is minuscule. Vas is more uncomfortable recovery and has higher risk of complications of bleeding, but is much less expensive if you are self pay. Recommend you and partner visit gyn and urologist together and discuss.
Dr. Caren Reaves
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Vasectomy safer
Vasectomy is safer, cheaper, and more effective than a woman getting her tubes blocked/tied.
It will not affect a man's sex drive or ability to ejaculate b/c that's dependent on the prostate/seminal vesicles that aren't affected. It's irreversible; ppl who try have limited success. It takes 3 months to make sure the vasectomy worked and is not 100%, but very very close. No needles/scalpels needed!

In brief: Vasectomy safer
Vasectomy is safer, cheaper, and more effective than a woman getting her tubes blocked/tied.
It will not affect a man's sex drive or ability to ejaculate b/c that's dependent on the prostate/seminal vesicles that aren't affected. It's irreversible; ppl who try have limited success. It takes 3 months to make sure the vasectomy worked and is not 100%, but very very close. No needles/scalpels needed!
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Essure
Because the placement of the essure implants is done with a local anesthetic, no incisions and minimal to no down time it would be a better way to go.

In brief: Essure
Because the placement of the essure implants is done with a local anesthetic, no incisions and minimal to no down time it would be a better way to go.
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
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Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Him or her?
If he will go gr8 if not (ask again) then essure.

In brief: Him or her?
If he will go gr8 if not (ask again) then essure.
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