This is one of the most common medical procedures in the US. It basically consists of surgically removing the contents of the uterus. The procedure is quick usually last around 10 to 15 minutes. Anesthesia is administered before the surgery for pain. Most patients can return to work or school by the next day.

NOTE: Appointments are not required, Walk-ins welcome. If you decide to have an abortion by surgery, please refrain from eating, drinking or smoking after midnight the night before the abortion. This includes chewing gum, eating candy or drinking water.

Anesthesia Options

You can choose one of the following types of anesthesia.


After the procedure we will give you written instruction you must follow and will provide antibiotics to prevent any infection. It is recommended that you have a friend or family member to accompany you and that you avoid driving a vehicle. You can resume your regular diet and activities but it is recommended that you rest during the day of the operation and eat easily digestible foods, such as soup and toast. Avoid drinking any alcohol until you finish the antibiotics regimen.

We will set an appointment for a follow-up visit to do a sonogram and discuss contraceptive options. Until the follow-up visit, nothing should enter your vagina.

Please note that it is possible to become pregnant again before your next period. You can call our offices at any time if you have any questions or concerns.

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