A Surgical Abortion is one of the choices available to you to terminate your pregnancy. At Advantage Health Care we offer this procedure upto 17.5 weeks in gestation as determined by an ultrasound.
Surgical abortion is 99% effective; less than 1% of patients will require a re-aspiration. Women can feel secure being under direct medical supervision during the entire process. The length of the procedure will vary depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy as determined by an ultrasound. This procedure is different then Medical Abortion or the Abortion Pill.
Among the safest surgical procedures in the United States, a surgical abortion is performed by gradually dilating the cervix and then removing the contents of the uterus with a gentle suction. It is often referred to as a D&C.
Before the procedure, our expert staff with explain the process along with answering any questions you may have. This procedure also allows enough recovery time so you can get back to your daily regimen.
First Trimester Surgical Abortion
Patients pregnant up to 12 weeks are in their First Trimester of gestation as determined by ultrasound. The standard procedure for this type of surgical abortion is vacuum aspiration or suction curettage, also sometimes referred to as a D&C.
Second Trimester Surgical Abortion
A patient who is 12 to 17.5 weeks (17 weeks 3 days) gestation as determined by ultrasound is considered to be in the Second Trimester. The surgical abortion procedure for a second trimester abortion is done in two steps and on two separate days. This time is necessary to prepare the body for the second trimester procedure. It is important to complete the procedure once it has been begun.
Standard Procedural Day:
- Registration including completion of medical history and consent forms
- Ultrasound to determine gestation
- Lab work to get vital signs and to draw blood for anemia level and Rh factor
- Counseling to assist in completing medical forms. Discuss procedure and to answer patient questions
- Surgery with twilight anesthesia
- Recovery period
We accept most insurance plans and our insurance department would be pleased to assist you with your insurance coverage questions. Talk to us to see how we can help you through the process.
Also visit www.illinoisabortion.com and call us to book an appointment (630)-595-1515 or Toll Free (888)-795-1515.
Advantage Health Care Ltd, is a proud member of Illinois Abortion Clinics.