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.