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Right after your pre-operative assessment has been completed, you will be prepared for the surgery and escorted to the operating room for the procedure. During the surgery there will be approximately about 3-5 medical staff in the operating room with you (depending on your individual needs).
The procedure will begin with the OB/GYN physician performing an examination. During this examination, an ultrasound will be performed to determine the length of the pregnancy. You will then have the choice of anesthesia (general anesthesia or local anesthesia). The procedure takes about 8-10 minutes. Ultrasound is used throughout the entire procedure to ensure both completion and safety of the termination.
Following the abortion you will be transferred to our recovery room. If you have had general anesthesia this is where you will awaken. You will probably have some cramps and bleeding at first. This is expected since the uterus must return to its normal size after the pregnancy is removed. One of our staff members will give you some medication for pain and monitor your vitals and how you are feeling. You can expect to be in our recovery room for about one hour until you are medically cleared to return home.
Most of our patients can return to work or school the day after the procedure. We encourage our patients to return to the office in two weeks for a follow-up visit. Contraception will be discussed at the time of the visit. Our staff is available seven days a week for any emergencies or questions you may have.