Mid-WestChester OBGYN

Surgical Abortion

Surgical Abortions

If you are looking for other surgical abortion options, several are available at our Queens, NY location. “Gentle Touch” procedure – for early pregnancy, Abortions to twelve weeks, as well as abortion for those twelve to twenty three weeks. We also offer Private “VIP” procedures.

“Gentle Touch” procedure - for early pregnancy
Safe, Easy and Comfortable!!!

A “Gentile Touch” abortion is a gentle method to end the pregnancy. Extraction of products of conception is done with a hand-held aspiration device, with background music, dimmed lights, local anesthesia and mild sedation.

The flexible tubing is much smaller than tubes used in later pregnancies and requires much less cervical dilation. The procedure usually takes less than 4 or 5 minutes to complete. Typically, you can quickly return to your daily activities.

Surgical Abortion to Twelve Weeks

When you schedule your appointment, you will be given preoperative instructions. It is important that you follow them, especially the instructions on regarding not eating or drinking after a certain time and not taking certain medications.

The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia. On the day of your procedure you will fill out the standard forms and meet with a patient educator who will discuss the procedure with you, answer all your questions and discuss options available for after care and birth control.

You will have the indicated laboratory work done including a sonogram, which is a non-invasive imaging procedure. In this way, we identify the number of weeks of your pregnancy.

You will then meet the doctor and be prepped for the procedure. Before you know it, you will be waking up and on your way to the recovery room where you will receive your post-operative care and instructions.

Make sure that there is a support person with you that will drive you home. Prior to coming to the office we will explain to you the pre-operative instructions.

Surgical Abortion Pre-operative Instructions

During your visit you will:
1. Complete a self medical history and sign consent forms.
2. Leave a urine sample for a pregnancy test.
3. Meet with an intake counselor to discuss medical history forms and payment options.
4. Have a simple blood test by finger stick.
5. Have a sonogram to estimate the length of pregnancy
6. Meet with a patient educator who will discuss; the procedure, possible complications, necessary aftercare and birth control options.
7. See the doctor for an examination and the abortion procedure.
8. Recuperate with the nurse in the recovery room.(Approx. 1 hour)

Abortion from Twelve to Twenty Three Weeks

One Day Abortion Procedure (12-19 weeks)

From 12 to 19 weeks of gestation, the second trimester abortion procedure is typically performed in a one day procedure.

Two Day Abortion Procedure (20-24 weeks)

A late, second trimester abortion (20-24 weeks) requires two visits to our office over two consecutive days. The abortion method we use is Dilatation and Evacuation (DandE). This is a medically indicated procedure for a second trimester abortion. Our physicians are highly trained and among the best at doing this type of procedure. You are in the safest of hands.

Please contact us at 877-606-5414 for information, to schedule an appointment and get your preoperative instructions.

Private (VIP) Abortions

At our Queens, NY location we know that confidentiality, time constraints and discretion are very important concerns for many women who are thinking about terminating a pregnancy.

In keeping with these critical priorities, we will provide you with special arrangements that are tailored to your individual needs.

We offer a totally flexible schedule. We can work with you to find a time that will work
When you arrival at our Jacksonville location, a staff member will greet you and take you immediately to a private room in the office where you will be treated with the utmost privacy, attention and focus
Next, you will meet with an intake patient educator to discuss your medical history, complete the required forms and discuss payment options Your paperwork, lab work, counseling, physical exam and treatment will be taken care of in a way that protects your anonymity as well as your dignity
After your intake you will then meet the doctor who will answer all of your questions. We encourage you to bring a support person or family member. They can be present throughout the evaluation and exam process
Your procedure will be performed in one of our state of the art surgical suite
After your procedure, your support person will be able to join you during your recovery period

For more information, please call us at

and ask for our private patient coordinator

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