Surgical Abortion Services
Confidential Abortion Services By a Qualified and Caring Staff
Surgical Abortion Procedures:
A surgical abortion is usually 99% effective (after six weeks) and is completed within a single office visit. This procedure has two types of anesthesia levels, local anesthetic and twilight sleep. The local anesthetic numbs your cervix, but not your uterus. This allows you to be completely awake and aware of your procedure. You will probably experience some pain with the local procedure, but this usually lasts only about 10 minutes. The twilight sleep anesthesia assists you through the procedure by blocking pain and putting you into a "twilight state" that is sometimes called "conscious sedation" or "the twilight zone" or "half awake/half asleep" or "a borderline state between asleep/awake". The twilight sleep anesthesia may also block your memory and your recall of the procedure. Many women who get the twilight sleep do not remember anything about the surgical abortion procedure.
Regardless of the type of anesthesia you select, the physician will complete an initial examination, and then prepare for the procedure. The physician will then administer local anesthetic medication into your cervix, and proceed with the surgical abortion procedure. Afterward, you will be taken to the recovery area, where you will be cared for by our staff until you are ready to be discharged.
You will return to the office for your follow-up appointment in two weeks (14 days) after your initial appointment to make sure that you are healing well.
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