Early surgical termination
is a very safe and effective method of pregnancy termination. With early vacuum aspiration abortion, complications are extremely rare and the risk of injury or infections is minimal. Patients complete a medical history form which includes any current or past health problems, surgeries, pregnancies, and allergies. An Initial evaluation will include height, weight, blood pressure, hemoglobin (anemia) testing, and RH blood typing. The procedure is performed by vacuum aspiration (D&A) which is a vacuuming of the contents of the uterus, no cutting is involved. Early surgical abortion is highly successful (higher than 99% success rate), requires only one office visit to complete, takes only a few minutes to perform (the procedure takes approximately 3 to 5 minutes), is predictable ( you know when the procedure is complete), there is minimal if any discomfort, bleeding is usually minimal and medical staff is always present. You are ambulatory immediately after the surgery and able to resume normal activities the next day.
We were the FIRST facility in Texas to have a licensed anesthesia staff. Both of our facilities in Houston and Dallas have a licensed anesthesia staff and offer deep pain free anesthesia on a daily basis. This medication is extremely effective in eliminating all discomfort which also increases the safety of the procedure.