Physicians at Moscow Pullman OB/GYN have begun using a hysteroscopic sterilization technique first discovered at the Mayo Clinic. This new method, which consists of plugging the fallopian tubes to prevent conception, has proved to be as effective (or in some cases, more effective) than traditional forms of sterilization and actually saves patients money compared to other methods.
This no incision technique involves the insertion of a spring-like device into the fallopian tubes using a hysteroscope—a tiny fiberoptic camera placed through the vagina, cervix and into the uterus. The metal device causes scarring, which blocks the fallopian tubes within 12 weeks of insertion, preventing the possibility of future pregnancies. It requires minimal sedation, no surgical incision, and allows for a very quick recovery (patients typically leave the hospital within a few hours, and can be back to work the next day). Furthermore, the hysteroscopic method is less expensive due to a quicker recovery time and reduced pharmacy charges (due to fewer drugs to administer).