Surgical Abortion up to 14 weeks
Contrary to the many rumors out there, surgical abortion is one of the safest types of medical procedures. Abortions provided before 14 weeks have a 97% success rate. Of the 3% only 2.5% report minor complications and less than 0.5% report more serious complications.
The surgical procedure has its pros and cons, so be sure to take them into consideration when deciding which method is best for you. The surgical abortion is done by vacuum aspiration method. The procedure itself is over in about 5 minutes, the longest parts of the wait is your paperwork, blood work, and consult with the physician.
You can plan on being at our office anywhere from 2-4 hours. You will be monitored by our staff until you meet the requirements to be discharged. Sleep sedation is offered to make the procedure painless for you. You will be asleep for about 5 minutes. When you are transferred to the recovery room, the nurse will manage your pain. You will have some cramping that can be managed with ibuprofen. Surgical abortion is one of the safest methods performed.
The biggest disadvantage is the wait time. The procedure can be painful that’s why we recommend general anesthesia. You can have off and on bleeding all the way up until you get your menstrual, which is about 4-6 weeks after the date of your procedure. It is very important to remember you can still get pregnant, we recommend using extra protection until the birth control becomes effective.