Patients and their partners who receive a diagnosis of a fetal abnormality must make a challenging decision regarding pregnancy termination or continuing the pregnancy. Patients who terminate a pregnancy because of a fetal abnormality are likely to experience significant emotional distress comparable to that for patients who have pregnancy loss. Advances in techniques for prenatal testing now enable clinicians to diagnose many fetal abnormalities during pregnancy, genetic screening, and prenatal diagnostic testing. This is available for some conditions during the first trimester as well, however, most fetal abnormalities are diagnosed in the second trimester. In certain instances, such procedures may be indicated due to maternal health risks, as well as in the unfortunate circumstance of a fetal demise.
We assure all of our patients an individual approach for their unique needs and we will cooperate with your private physician for any testing requests. We offer full fetal genetic testing and evaluation of and will work with your physician to ensure that all your needs are met going forward.
Access to abortion care in the second trimester can be extremely difficult to attain and can require extensive searching and difficulties overcoming obstacles. We, at Parkmed NYC, have a specialized program for those patients who are faced with the potentially disheartening situation of a pregnancy affected by a fetal anomaly. Our board-certified OB/GYN physicians are experts in the area of first and second trimester abortions. We are a national referral center for terminations in such situations and we are the only New York State center individually approved by the New York State Department of Health to provide maximum services for patients who find themselves in need of such assistance. Our staff has been trained in the sensitivity of this specialized concern to help minimize the emotional and physical concerns of our patients and to provide the necessary support and respect needed. We feel that it is important to involve the patient’s family and to ease their discomfort as much as possible in such a situation. Private appointments and rooms can be arranged for services to include the patient’s recovery with the family for an additional fee. Many patients appreciate this privacy arrangement for their special needs.
We assure all of our patients an individual approach for their unique needs and we will cooperate with your private physician for any testing requests. We offer full fetal genetic testing and evaluation, and will work with your physician to ensure that all your needs are met going forward.
Please call us to discuss this further and to get answers to any questions that you may have. As always, we look forward to helping our patients in any way possible.
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 27.6 weeks, non-surgical abortions (abortion pill), early abortions, tubal ligations, 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 27.6 weeks, non-surgical abortions (abortion pill), early abortions, tubal ligations, 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.