Drs. Roopa Duggal and Chauncey Stokes have provided sterilization procedures for many women who live in Leesburg and Lansdowne, Virginia who didn’t want any more children. Because of their experience and commitment to quality healthcare, their practice, Loudon Women’s Healthcare Associates is recommended by many of their patients.
Sterilization procedures are a permanent form of birth control. They’re medical procedures that biologically prevent women and men from having children.
The sterilization procedures that have been developed for women can be categorized by how invasive they are:
hysteroscopic sterilizations don’t require an incision
laparoscopies, mini-laparotomies, and laparotomies require small incisions
hysterectomies require sizeable incisions
(Hysterectomies can also be performed laparoscopically or even robotically, both of which require only small incisions. Traditional hysterectomies, however, require significant incisions.)
A hysteroscopic sterilization is a specific type of tubal sterilization, which means the fallopian tubes are closed off. This prevents a woman’s egg from going down her fallopian tubes to her uterus, and thus stops sperm from ever reaching an egg.
A hysteroscopic sterilization is done by blocking the fallopian tubes with small devices that are implanted. The tubes can be reached through the body's natural openings, so no surgical incision is required.
Essure is a specific hysteroscopic sterilization that has been proven to be effective and is easy to administer. Essure provides the devices which are inserted into the fallopian tubes by a qualified gynecologist.
Health insurance coverages vary from policy to policy. Many health insurers provide full or partial coverage for Essure. Women should check with their health insurance company to find out whether their specific policy covers the procedure.
Any woman who doesn’t want to have any more children might be a good candidate for a hysteroscopic sterilization, and Essure is one of the most-used hysteroscopic sterilizations. Women should discuss their particular thoughts on birth control and any medical conditions they have with their OB/GYN to determine whether the procedure is appropriate for them.
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However, it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our billing office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
"For a new patient, Dr Duggal truly showed concern and wanted to find a solution to the issue I came for. She built up my history but also inquired about my future plans"
"I had the best prenatal care in this clinic. Everybody is friendly and caring. Love and respect to Dr. Roopa Duggal and the staff, I will be returning again."
"I couldn't have asked for a better OB/GYN to see me through my first pregnancy! HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. DUGGAL!"
"He delivered my baby by VBAC two weeks ago and did an amazing job!"
"I switched to this practice when I moved to the area and wanted to get pregnant. Dr Stokes and Jessica his NP were very diligent about helping us make this happen."
"I am a new patient of Dr. Stokes and I am already a fan. He provides excellent professional service. He is knowledgeable, caring and easy to work with."
"I love the team - everyone is extremely friendly and they always seem to remember their patients. I always feel very welcome when I go to the office, that I recommend."
"Dr. Duggal came highly recommended when I was looking for someone to do my tubal. All went well with my surgery and recovery. I will use her for my annual well visits."
"Dr. Duggal was extremley kind and patient. My only two request were a pain-free and non c-section delivery. She made both happen."