Lucy Bustamante of ABC 13 has been following Essure Problems for over a year. Her recent update includes an interview with Bayer's Edio Zampaglione.
Here Dr. Edio Zampaglione states himself, that Essure IS a surgical procedure. "There is a surgical procedure associated with placing essure."
#Essure IS a surgical procedure. We DEMAND Bayer stop the false advertising!
Dr Zampaglione states that "This is not the same kind of nickel that is in jewelry, piercings, anything like that." This is a false statement. There is only one element on the periodic table for nickel. The nickel in an alloy for jewelry is the same nickel that is in an alloy for a medical device. Just because the alloy is different, does not mean the nickel is not the same. It is. Misleading words, Dr Zampaglione!
The full interview can be watched below. The reporters questions can not be heard during the video, but we have copied them below so that you can read them as you watch.
The reporters questions cannot be heard on the video, so we asked her to transcribe them for us...
but at some point in time - clearly if it was Conceptus or Bayer they thought they had to put a contraindication of nickel on it. so basic question - if you have a nickel allergy should you have Essure implanted?
---So why remove the contra-indication?
---And you feel like the physicans have actually been trained to understand that???
---Is there any other - go ahead - finish your statement.
---I'll let you punch some holes into our story that we did on monday- your PR person say you wanted to calirfy some things. please state what you wanted to clear up about the nickel. is there anything that you want to clarify?
---Anything else you want to add sir?
okay - thank you for your time and sharing bayer's side of the story.