Surgical abortion is a procedure done by the doctor. The method used is a vacuum aspiration. Surgical abortions are also known as suction aspiration. Depending on the amount of the weeks you are determines if it will be a one or two day procedure. Two day procedures are often done from 18-22 weeks after the assessment with the Doctor and anything under 18 weeks are often done in one day. The procedure is done in the doctor’s office with local anesthesia.
The entire visit will take around three hours if you are less than 12 weeks pregnant. The entire visit will take around three hours for all patients, unless you are told otherwise. All patients are required to have a driver to take them home after their procedure is done. Patients doing the surgical must fast 6-8 hours before coming to office.