Established in 1997, the EPOC Clinic is conveniently located in the quiet Lake Ivanhoe district just north of downtown Orlando, within minutes of I-4. The EPOC Clinic specializes in non-surgical, medical and surgical abortion procedures from early to late second trimester, including the most advanced Abortion By Pill methods. The non surgical abortion methods used include RU486 (Mifeprex, Misoprostol, Mifegyne, Abortion Pill, French Pill), Methotrexate, Tamoxifen, and Cytotec (Misoprostol). We also perform early surgical (menstrual extraction, suction dilation and curettage) abortions, first trimester, second trimester, and late term abortions.
For decades the majority of abortion procedures have been completed safely and effectively when performed by skilled, well trained and experienced physicians. However, today’s women have become more knowledgeable about abortion practices in general and they are now able to be more selective about the various methods and how the specifics may or may not meet the needs of their individual lifestyles. Privacy and the amount of time a woman has to devote to the abortion process have become major concerns. Additionally, women do not want to have to wait until they are at six weeks gestation or further in order to have a pregnancy terminated.
Our Abortion Providers perform a Same Day Abortion Procedure using medications that are taken on the first day of the office visit and allow the abortion to occur generally within 4 to 6 hours (as early as 30 minutes) for patients who are 3 to 12 weeks pregnant. When Mifepristone and Misoprostol are used, 50% of patients complete in 4 to 6 hours; 75 to 80% in 12 hours; and 90% in 24 hours. Our regimen provides for completion without the need for surgery 99% of the time. Advanced second trimester and late term pregnancies (17 to 24 weeks or greater) can be completed within 24 hours or less 99% of the time without the need surgery, and the procedure is completed with minimal to no complications.
With the latest advances in medical equipment and surgical instruments, combined with specialized technical training, a surgical procedure can now be performed as early as 3 to 4 weeks into a pregnancy. This means the surgical procedure can be performed before the first menstrual period is missed. Some patients prefer the surgical abortion process because the procedure is immediately completed at the time of the first visit. For those patients we are able to offer Advanced IV Sedation. Advanced IV Sedation consists of a sleep inducing injection which produces a safe, 3 minute, painless procedure. Patients are nearly fully awake and able to engage in conversation within only a few minutes, and in less than an hour they may be discharged from recovery and able to drive themselves home without any residual effects from the sedation medications.
Patients who receive Advanced IV Sedation do not have to stop eating at midnight before the day of their procedure. Current medical studies now indicate that there are fewer complications associated with eating and drinking up to 4 hours before surgery, and patients are able to drink clear liquids up to 2 hours before surgery. Allowing patients to drink up to two hours before surgery reduces anxiety and less stress on the day of surgery. Side effects and complications associated with dehydration, and abnormal blood sugars are nearly non-existent. Advanced IV Sedation medications produce a rapid onset of sleepiness and a reduction in anxiety, nervousness and irritability. Our advanced technology medications work similarly to less modern narcotics, but with far fewer risks and unpleasant side effects. Within 3 to 10 minutes after administration there are no residual effects from this advanced sedation because it does not remain in the body.
Whether a patient chooses a surgical or a medical abortion, the procedure will be performed by a physician who has been highly trained in performing abortion services from before a woman even misses her first menstrual period through the late second trimester of pregnancy. We utilize the most advanced medical and surgical induction techniques available and provide services in a non-judgmental, non-biased environment. We are deeply committed to ensuring every patient’s safety and well-being.
The EPOC Clinic provides a full spectrum of family planning, birth control and gynecological services including low cost emergency contraception. A woman can ovulate as soon as 6 days after an abortion procedure, therefore we encourage patients to take advantage of this service.
For those with financial hardships, we can offer significantly reduced prices if they qualify. Occasionally, we provide services at no cost and urge you to return to our website often.
A patient may request an exclusive or private appointment with Dr. Pendergraft by contacting him by E-mail preferable: Drpendergraft@gmail.com or call him directly at 321-445-2545 or call the office location nearest you by clicking on the desired location.
Same day appointments can be arranged.
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