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Abortion

Aspiration Procedure

Abortion

Aspiration Procedure​​

What to expect

 

The aspiration procedure involves insertion of a tube into the cervical opening. Through aspiration, the contents of the uterus are effectively removed. This method is safe and trusted by doctors to be an effective means of abortion with minimal risk or pain to patients.

We offer the unique opportunity to have the aspiration abortion procedure under local anesthesia and, when the patient wishes, under sedation or general anesthesia.

Aspiration procedure services provided by board-certified gynecologists at Parkmed NYC are safe, and an effective early abortion procedure when faced with an unwanted pregnancy. If you have a missed period and unsure if you are in early pregnancy, feel free to walk-in.

When you need information on NYC abortion costs and procedures, talk to the dedicated team at Parkmed NYC. We offer free pregnancy tests, confidential counseling, and caring treatment all during your time with us. We care about your health here! Call today and we’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.

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We strive to provide a caring environment where patients feel free to express their concerns.

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Aspiration Procedure Services

When you have an unwanted pregnancy, it can be a difficult time. For patients interested in the abortion options in NYC, aspiration procedure services may provide one of the best solutions at our clinic. At Parkmed NYC, we offer patients a variety of options and comprehensive gynecology and fertility treatment, which is usually not available in abortion clinics. As compassionate professionals in this field, we will explain all of your abortion options in detail. Since 1971, we have been giving patients a choice and supporting them with quality care for safe, healthy decisions.

Our facilities offer privacy and confidentiality so you feel comfortable and secure. A board-certified gynecologist will work with you to help you make informed decisions. We can discuss all available options for aspiration abortion procedures and the non-surgical abortion pill.

The aspiration procedure involves insertion of a tube into the cervical opening. Through aspiration, the contents of the uterus are effectively removed. This method is safe and trusted by doctors to be an effective means of abortion with minimal risk or pain to patients.

We offer the unique opportunity to have the aspiration abortion procedure under local anesthesia and, when the patient wishes, under sedation or general anesthesia.

If you need to be seen today, we welcome walk-ins at our clinic. We strive to provide a caring environment where patients feel free to express their concerns. Our facility accepts Medicaid and we can work with most private insurance companies. For your convenience, we will obtain insurance approval for you. We make every effort to make this procedure available with reasonable pricing.

Aspiration procedure services provided by board-certified gynecologists at Parkmed NYC are safe, and an effective early abortion procedure when faced with an unwanted pregnancy. If you have a missed period and unsure if you are in early pregnancy, feel free to walk-in.

When you need information on NYC abortion costs and procedures, talk to the dedicated team at Parkmed NYC. We offer free pregnancy tests, confidential counseling, and caring treatment all during your time with us. We care about your health here! Call today and we’ll be glad to answer any of your questions at 212-686-6066. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The aspiration abortion procedure is also known as the manual vacuum aspiration (MVP). The physician will place a speculum inside the vagina and cleanse the area with an antiseptic solution. A local anesthesia which is an injection into the cervix is used to numb the area. A thin tube is then passed through the cervix. This tube is attached to a plastic device which resembles a large syringe. This device creates a vacuum which aspirates the pregnancy out of the uterus. During this procedure you are awake and may experience cramps as the injection is given as well as during the aspiration procedure. Pain medication will be given to alleviate the discomfort.

In general, it is our practice that no scraping (curetting) is needed in an early and first trimester abortion. The procedure is either done by the aspiration abortion procedure or by a controlled vacuum device.

There is no difference in the recovery process.

Some abortion providers try to offer the aspiration abortion procedure as a non-surgical option.

In fact, there is no difference between the early and first trimester abortion procedure and the aspiration abortion procedure, except the way the equally gentle suction is produced in both methods. One is done by a controlled vacuum device and the other method is done by a handheld vacuum device.

Abortion clinics that do not have a doctor specializing in anesthesia for pain control usually offer only awake procedures and the aspiration abortion procedure. In our facility, we are able to provide both procedures with or without general anesthesia.

We have immediate appointments available to meet the need of our patients.

No escort is required, but if you would like someone to accompany you to our facility, that is fine. If you wish to have sedation with the aspiration procedure, you will be required to have an escort to accompany you home.

You may experience “menstrual-like cramping” that would be relieved by taking pain medication.

We have immediate appointments available to meet the need of our patients.

You may experience “menstrual-like cramping” that would be relieved by taking pain medication.

Aspiration Facts

True – While abortion is legal in many countries access to abortion services is highly restricted due to lack of resources such as electricity, hospital settings and limited funds. It is a safer, more effective, form of treatment than Dilation and Curettage (D&C) previously the only abortion technique available under these conditions.

True –The portability and simplicity of the MVA procedure allows it to be performed in remote locations. This has allowed safe, sanitary abortions to be provided in community-based healthcare settings. Dilation and Curettage requires a different level of skill and support meaning that usually only doctors and hospitals could safely provide these services in underdeveloped nations.

True – In countries such as China, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, manual vacuum aspiration has been used for decades. The light, portable equipment which does not require electricity and makes it ideal for medical providers to take to remote areas to provide abortion services where it was once legal, but not accessible.

True: When women choose the abortion pill as an option to terminate a early pregnancy, it is usually because they want to avoid a surgical procedure with anesthesia. Unfortunately, the abortion pill is not perfect. In about 5 % of cases, women do not completely pass the pregnancy tissue during the induced miscarriage. In these cases, an aspiration procedure (MVA) is a safe fallback option to compete the abortion process. It can use minimal anesthesia and allow women a less stressful alternative to electrical vacuum aspiration (EVA).

True: As pointed out by The United Nations Higher Commission on Refugees, refugee women are extremely vulnerable when it comes to sexual health. Often the victims of rape and often with a total lack of access to birth control even in non coercive relationship refugee women are at high risk for unintended pregnancies. In cases like the 1999 flee of refugees from Kosovo to Albanian refugee camps the portable and effective use of Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) allowed women in these difficult circumstances to receive abortion services. Replacing the more complex and painful Dilation and Curettage procedure greatly reduced chances of complications and minimized further trauma to already victimized women.

Aspiration Procedure Myths

False – The aspiration procedure (also called manual vacuum aspiration (MVA)) is still a surgical procedure. It is almost identical to what most facilities currently call just the abortion procedure (electrical vacuum aspiration) commonly performed at hospitals, clinics and doctors offices. The mechanisms of action and level of vacuum for the two methods are the same. The difference between them is how the equally gentile suction used to remove the pregnancy in each case is produced. Both electrical vacuum aspiration (EVA) and manual vacuum aspiration procedure (MVA) differ significantly from the previously common practice of Dilation and Curettage (D&C). While more invasive and difficult, D&C procedures are still performed in medical practices under special circumstances or when both electricity for electrical vacuum aspiration and MVP equipment is not available.

At Parkmed NYC, our regular first trimester surgical procedure (EVA) does not involve curettage or ‘scraping’. Curettage is performed only in special circumstances and during second trimester abortions or when a sampling of the uterine lining is needed for diagnosis in a patient who is not pregnant.

The aspiration procedure (MVA) is recommended over the regular surgical abortion (EVA) when the patient wishes limited anesthesia during her procedure. The equipment for electrical vacuum aspiration makes a whirring sound, which for some increases the psychological discomfort of the patient. Manual vacuum aspiration is silent which studies have shown allows the patient to relax and experience less psychological discomfort while being conscious for the entire procedure.

False – In the United States, Canada, China, New Zealand, Singapore and other nations 97% of First Trimester Abortions are performed using vacuum aspiration. In the United States, when doctor’s offices and clinics offer abortions, they are primarily using the electrical vacuum aspiration procedure (EVA) which does not involve scraping or cutting.

Offices claiming that manual aspiration procedures are a new and completely different type of abortion are misleading the public.

At Parkmed NYC, we wish to give a full and honest explanation of the differences between manual vacuum aspiration, electrical vacuum aspiration and Dilation & Curettage (D&C).

False – The manual vacuum aspiration procedure is not safer then the electrical vacuum aspiration procedure. Long term studies show that vacuum aspiration, whether electrically or manually produced, had only 9 patients in 10000 cases having any complications. This is less then one tenth of a percent.

False – Vacuum aspiration (electrically powered or manually produced) has been the safest and most regularly preformed method of first trimester abortion since its invention by Chinese doctors in 1957.

By the late 1960s and early 1970s training and use of vacuum aspiration spread first to Europe and then the United States. There is over 30 years of research detailing over 400,000 cases in 50 different studies across more then two dozen countries showing the safety and effectiveness of aspiration.

These studies show that the aspiration procedure is on average 98 – 99 % effective with a lower the .05% rate of post-operative infection.

False – In studies where both MVA and EVA were used since the mid to late 1980s, the two methods had similar rates of effectiveness. In each case the procedures were 98- 99% effective.

False: Many offices advertise the aspiration procedure as not requiring anesthesia. This is inaccurate. The aspiration procedure is usually done with local anesthesia in order to numb the patient’s cervix when dilated. This helps minimized the cramping patients feel during the procedure. Most patients do not require general anesthesia for the aspiration procedure. Studies show that because patients do not have to hear the noise generated by the machine used for electrical vacuum aspiration, they are better able to relax during the abortion procedure reducing the psychological experience of discomfort.

At Parkmed NYC, we understand that some patients facing an abortion want general anesthesia, but also want the manual vacuum aspiration procedure. At our state-of-the-art facility, we are able to provide local, twilight and or general anesthesia for aspiration procedure upon your request.

False – Although manual vacuum aspiration has made abortion services accessible, this technology is also used for other important medical procedures when the conditions require it. MVP technology is used for menstrual regulation, treatment of incomplete miscarriages, endometrial biopsies and as a backup procedure for failed use of the abortion pill.

At Parkmed NYC, we understand that some patients facing an abortion want general anesthesia, but also want the manual vacuum aspiration procedure. At our state-of-the-art facility, we are able to provide local, twilight and or general anesthesia for aspiration procedure upon your request.

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Parkmed NYC’s board-certified team of doctors and medical professionals, assisted by highly qualified and sensitive support staff, truly believe that the patient comes first. Every member of our team understands the importance of remaining sensitive and responsive to the concerns of our patients.

At Parkmed NYC, one of the most renowned private abortion clinics in NYC, you will receive the highest quality care (NYC abortion) for all of your reproductive health needs. Our highly skilled staff is trained to assist you through a safe, comfortable visit. All of our anesthesia staff are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. All of our support staff maintains certification in Basic Life Support and follows strict infection control practices.

What to expect

At Parkmed NYC, individual abortion counseling is available to all patients and offered by trained and sensitive professionals who have been chosen because of their effectiveness in dealing with the abortion needs of individuals of all ages with special attention given to teenagers. Post-operative abortion counseling and abortion follow-up care are also provided on-site.

Parkmed NYC is a clean and modern clinical space for ambulatory surgery located in the heart of Manhattan and New York City. We are committed to a program of constant re-evaluation, redesign, and rebuilding in order to offer our patients the most advanced medical technologies and procedures. Our facility includes emergency-equipped operating suites and comfortable recovery rooms. The Parkmed NYC on-site laboratory accurately tests for determination of pregnancy, CBC, and urine tests. We also test for the presence of sexually transmitted infections. Parkmed NYC offers patients the most advanced approved procedures, including abortions up to 24 weeks, non-surgical abortions (abortion pill), early abortions, tubal ligations, Essure, colposcopy and LEEP.

Parkmed NYC also has a 24-hour emergency hotline which gives patients immediate access to our medical team. Patients requiring inpatient abortion services are treated by our team of physicians at New York’s finest hospitals.

The Parkmed NYC on-site laboratory accurately tests for determination of pregnancy, CBC, and urine tests. We also test for the presence of sexually transmitted infections. Parkmed NYC offers patients the most advanced approved procedures, including abortions up to 24 weeks, non-surgical abortions (abortion pill), early abortions, tubal ligations, Essure, colposcopy and LEEP.

The entire staff at Parkmed NYC are highly skilled professionals working as a team, focused on the patient’s well-being. The team’s leader is our full-time board-certified Medical Director. He is supported in this role by our full-time board-certified Director of Anesthesia, helped by our supporting staff of board-certified gynecologists, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing assistants, and counselors.

Parkmed NYC surgeons are highly qualified physicians who have met the high standard of our demanding credentialing process. Our nursing staff is of the highest caliber as well, comprised of knowledgeable and experienced reproductive and abortion care clinicians who reflect the diversity of the patient population we serve.

Many of our physicians and support staff are fluent in several languages and offer patients an opportunity to receive care from individuals who understand their cultures as well as their languages. Female providers are available.

To ensure a safe environment for our valued patients and escorts amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York, we have put in place proactive patient and escort policies.  Our focus remains on doing what we do best, providing care for those in need and keeping our patients, escorts and our dedicated staff safe. Rest assured that we are prepared, our protocols are updated daily, and we have clinical and operational plans in place here at Parkmed NYC.