For women who are finished with childbearing, Dr. Lowney is offering the hysteroscopic Essure tubal occlusion procedure. This painless in-office procedure is performed under local anesthesia utilizing a small telescope (hysteroscope) placed transvaginally into the middle of the uterus in which the fallopian tubes are blocked with micro inserts. This procedure takes 5 minutes to perform and recovery is immediate because there is no cutting or suturing. Most patients return to normal activity within hours instead of weeks which is typical after the traditional laparocopic tubal ligation. For more info see www.Essure.com.