Considering Surgical Abortion? Are you considering a surgical abortion? As with a medical abortion, before you make an appointment for a surgical abortion in Atlanta, we recommend that you make an appointment at Atlanta Care Center to confirm your pregnancy and advise you on your options based on how far along you are. You may also qualify for an ultrasound to confirm that your pregnancy is viable and non-ectopic and to accurately date your pregnancy. What Is A Surgical Abortion? As with a medical abortion, a surgical abortion will end your pregnancy. As the name implies, it is a surgical procedure which ends a pregnancy by emptying the uterus (or womb) with special instruments. When Is Surgical Abortion Used? Surgical abortion may be an option if you prefer it over the other abortion options or if you’re too far along for a medical abortion. Before you decide, you should know there are different types of surgical abortion methods. Be sure you understand each of the surgical abortion methods and their risks before you choose. Steps Before Choosing Surgical Abortion Before any abortion can be done, you must confirm that you’re pregnant and determine how long you’ve been pregnant. This information will help determine what abortion methods may be available to you. To confirm that you’re pregnant, make an appointment at Atlanta Care Center to receive a free medical-quality pregnancy test and information about abortion procedures. You may also qualify for a free ultrasound to determine how many weeks you’ve been pregnant. Your Questions Answered The staff at Atlanta Care Center will be able to answer the following questions as they relate to you: What types of surgical abortion procedures would be open to me based on how far along I am in my pregnancy? What is the difference between vacuum/suction aspiration, dilation & curettage (D&C), and dilation & evacuation (D&E)? How can I expect to feel during and following a surgical abortion? What are the most common side effects of the different surgical abortion procedures? Are there any serious complications that I should be aware of?