It's Your Decision.
Our Safe Option Program - is an outstanding private GYN program within our practice, for a safe and painless legal pregnancy termination.
Our available options are RU-486 a non-invasive pill or traditional surgical procedure. (Simultaneous IUD placement available). These services are backed with:
1. Board Certified OB/GYN with 25 years of surgical experience
2. Safety records - not a single abortion related complication
3. Anesthesia performed by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist (not a nurse anesthetist)
4. Pre and post abortion ultrasound performed by certified sonogram technician
5. Screen Exam and all questions - answered performed by Surgeon Gynecologist - (not medical stuff or assistance)
6. Private office setting - discreet and warm environment - (unlike most traditional abortion clinics)
7. Post op medications (except for Rhogam) and follow up visit - with no additional charges
8. Back home transportation facilitated
9. Saturday available. No children please!
10. Most insurances accepted
We are always available for any questions and inquiries during your time of needs. We have some FAQ that we have answered for your convenience.
If you have any personal questions feel free to contact us and we will answer honestly, promptly and with full discretion.
WHAT'S THE BETTER THE OPTION: PILLS OR SURGICAL?
HOW DO I KNOW IF THE IS PROCEDURE UNCOMPLICATED?
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS?
WILL I HAVE SEVERE PAINS?
What is better: pills or surgical?
Pills are usually used within the very early stages of pregnancy, between 5 to 7 weeks.
How soon can the pills be used? - As soon as the pregnancy location is confirmed to be inside in the womb, and not within the fallopian tubes "so called ectopic pregnancy".
Who are the best candidates for abortion pills?
Young patients are more prone to the pills, "they are the most scared of surgical intervention".
Patients with C-sections - especially repeated, and fibroids - for technical reasons.
Patients who want to avoid surgical intervention, due to emotional or ethical issues - these women prefer to resolve this situation in the privacy of their own home, which is perfectly understandable and usually supported by their physician.
My personal observation, most patients are satisfied by abortion pills procedure and if needed, most likely will use it again.
How do I know if my procedure is uncomplicated and everything is ok?
Post-surgical abortion sonogram is crucial in order to evaluate condition of the womb.
Complications if any, can be immediately recognized. We always perform a pelvic sonogram post abortion to ensure proper quality of the procedure.
We always recommend after the procedure to check your body temperature at home, 2-3 times a day for a week.
If your temperature is consistently above 100F degree, come to the office for exam.
If after the abortion you don't have any bleeding and feel bloated - see your doctor.
If you are passing large clots of blood - see your doctor.
If your pregnancy shows one or any of the following conditions: breast soreness, nausea, etc., not resolved within 3 days from the time of the procedure - see your doctor.
How do I know my "abortion pill" procedure went well?
See your surgeon within 24-48 hours after using vaginal pills, to ensure completion of procedure.
Pelvic sonogram must confirm success of procedure. If the pregnancy is not eliminated repeat vaginal pills application or undergo surgical completion.
Normally you may bleed moderately to lightly 2-3 weeks but it should get progressively lighter and cease completely within the 1st month.
If you're still bleeding heavily at any point after 48 hours you may need surgical completion.
If your signs of pregnancy are not resolved within 1 week: request ultrasound to check the status.
What are possible complications?
3. Late post abortion complication
1. Failed to performed abortion
2. Perforation of uterine walls
3. Massive bleeding
4. Anesthesia related complication
All these complications are possible but very unlikely, and do not exceeded similar complications to those of normal birth.
We've never had one! Our clinic prides itself in never having any intraoperative complications.
Risk is also proportional to the stage of pregnancy. Advance pregnancies "after 12-14 weeks" are carrying higher risks.
Common rule: early pregnancies have fewer complications.
The earliest time and the best time for procedure are between 5-7 weeks of gestation.
We utilize additional technics "conventionally not used by regular abortion clinics", which minimize the risk of the procedures and eliminates complications.
Incomplete abortion failed to eliminate placenta tissue postoperative endometriosis or inflammation of the womb that comes with fever and chills - which is a result of an incomplete abortion.
Incomplete abortion is treated by cleaning the uterine cavity and by gentle scraping and cervical dilation. Antibiotics and pain killer are given to complete this treatment.
Prevention of incomplete abortion is avoided by: accurate cleaning of the uterine walls and post abortion ultrasound to ensure the quality.
Late post abortion complication:
Infertility is very unlikely and always results of intraoperative complications.
Complications such as perforation can be identified at the time of original procedure.
Well performed procedures, whether surgical or medical (abortion pills) cannot lead to infertility.
Within our practice we have never identified infertility after our procedure.
Will I have severe pains?
Surgical procedure is performed under anesthesia, which means women feel no pains at the time of procedure.
Post procedure crumps related to uterine muscles contraction, which stops the bleeding.
Generally I recommend: ibuprofen or naproxen to be taken with a sip of water 1 - 2 hours prior to procedure.
At the time of procedure in our office anesthesiologist administrate pain killer toradol, which greatly reduces the pain.
After procedure, our nurse gives ibuprofen to our patients with a cup of tea. This combination results in greater pain control.
As a personal touch we supply our patients with ibuprofen pills to provide lasting post-operative comfort with no additional charge.