Aspiration Abortion

Eastside Gynecology specializes in early abortion methods. We offer the aspiration abortion, otherwise known as Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA), which is done between 5-9 weeks of pregnancy. It is one of the least invasive procedures that we offer.

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The MVA is done with a mini handheld vacuum, which produces gentle suction. The procedure takes about 5 minutes with no electronic machinery used, and no scraping is involved.

You have the option to elect either local anesthesia in an exam room, or general anesthesia in the operating room. If you choose general anesthesia, you will be put to sleep for the length of the abortion procedure and your escort will not be permitted within the operating room. Minimal follow up or recovery time is necessary and you will be able leave the office able to resume normal activities.

Please call us or contact us below to talk to a certified professionals to discuss if the Aspiration Abortion method is right for you.

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Anesthesia Options for Aspiration Abortion

General Anesthesia / Conscious Sedation

The patient remains asleep during the entire abortion procedure. The patient may feel some discomfort upon awakening, similar to menstrual cramps.

Local Anesthesia

Medication is administered to numb the cervix. During the procedure, the patient will feel some discomfort resembling menstrual cramps.