Safer First Trimester Abortions
SAFER First Trimester Abortions
at Liberty Women's Health Care of Queens - NYC
Extremely Low Complication Rate
Clean, Comfortable Private Office Setting
Fully Accredited by the Joint Commission
Please call 718-888-0018 for an immediate appointment.
Liberty OBS has earned The Joint Commissionís Gold Seal of Approval.
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We provide safer surgical and non-surgical abortions from the very earliest pregnancies up to 24 weeks, in a safe, clean, comfortable, ultra-modern, state-of-the-art private OB/GYN office in New York City. Our office is fully accredited for office based surgery by The Joint Commission. Our New York State-licensed and board-certified OB/GYN physician is a very experienced expert in OB/GYN ultrasound and abortion. We have a caring and experienced staff who all strive to foster a safer, positive, and comfortable experience for the patient.
A first trimester abortion is an abortion done up to 12 weeks of pregnancy (from the first day of the last menstrual period, verified by ultrasound dating). We provide safer first trimester abortions, including early surgical abortions, as well as early non-surgical abortions, in a private OB/GYN office setting.
We have had an excellent track record of safety with an extremely low complication rate, compared with other facilities. We take extra steps, that other facilities do not, in order to provide an extra measure of safety for our patients.
Patients will find our office to be clean and comfortable. We strive to maintain cleanliness and proper infection control and sterility in our private OB/GYN office.
All patients are treated with individualized, personalized care. A medical history is obtained to alert the physician to medical conditions and any allergies. We check patients' vital signs, temperature, and weight. Convenient, accurate, state-of-the-art laboratory testing is done to verify the pregnancy and to check the blood count and Rh blood type. Warm, courteous professionals counsel each patient extensively on the benefits, risks, and alternatives of the procedure.
The most accurate, state-of-the-art ultrasound machines are used to accurately date the pregnancy and detect gynecological conditions that can affect the procedure. Our board-certified OB/GYN physician is an expert at OB/GYN ultrasound, which is very important, since the quality and accuracy of the ultrasound is greatly dependent on both the quality of the equipment and the skill of the person doing the ultrasound.
We provide early surgical abortions, starting from the very earliest that the pregnancy can be seen by ultrasound. A surgical abortion can be done safely only if the pregnancy can be definitely seen inside the uterus on careful ultrasound exam. The lower limit of visualization of a pregnancy by ultrasound is 4 weeks, 0 days by menstrual age (approximately 2 weeks after conception or approximately 1 week after implantation of the embryo into the endometrium, the lining of the uterus). Below 4 weeks, a pregnancy cannot be visualized by ultrasound even with multi-frequency vaginal probes (which we use); therefore, a safe surgical abortion is not possible below 4 weeks. Please beware of some unethical clinics that falsely claim to do surgical abortions at 3 weeks, which is definitely not safe to attempt, since the pregnancy cannot be seen at 3 weeks. If the pregnancy cannot be visualized inside the uterus by vaginal ultrasound, the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy (in a fallopian tube) must be recognized, and these patients must be followed closely and carefully with serial blood tests to measure the quantitative beta-HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin or pregancy hormone) levels and vaginal sonograms. An ectopic pregnancy can be a life-threatening emergency, and patients must be followed promptly and carefully. Our board-certified OB/GYN physician is skilled at diagnosing and treating ectopic pregnacies with state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical methods.
Patients may choose from several methods of state-of-the-art anesthesia, including intravenous sedation (asleep), twilight (conscious or awake sedation), and local (awake). For intravenous sedation, we utilize very short acting anesthetic agents, which are carefully given at an individualized dose depending on the patient's weight, response, and length of the procedure. Patients are monitored continuously for pulse oximetry, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate during the anesthesia, until she awakens fully from the anesthesia. As an important safety measure, resuscitative equipment is readily available.
A board-certified gynecologist with special expertise in abortions performs the procedure by a method known as suction dilatation and curettage (D&C). We use only sterilized instruments. During this procedure, the cervical canal is very gently dilated with sterile dilators, and the uterine contents are gently suctioned out with sterile, one-use-only, disposable plastic uterine curettes. We use ultrasound guidance during a first trimester abortion if there are any gynecological conditions that warrant extra caution. We take an extra step and do a post-operative ultrasound exam of the uterus at the end of every abortion to further ensure the safety of the patient and the successful completion of the procedure. Other facilities do not do this.
Patients who have Rh negative blood will need to have a micRhoGAM injection at the end of the abortion to prevent antibody problems with future pregnancies.
First trimester abortions are extremely safe surgical procedures at our office.
Patients return two to three weeks later for a post-operative check, during which we do another ultrasound of the uterus (unlike other facilities that do not) and a pelvic exam to ensure that there are no problems. Free birth control pills are provided to eligible patients at this time.
Our physician is a very experienced, New York State-licensed, and board-certified OB/GYN physician with special expertise in abortion and ultrasound. We do not use family practice physicians with limited experience in OB/GYN care. Our physician is an attending physician who maintains active hospital privileges in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at local hospitals including New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens and Flushing Hospital Medical Center.
Please call 718-888-0018 to schedule an appointment.
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Liberty Women's Health Care of Queens - NYC