Our premiere women’s center, was established in 1996 by its Founder, Dr. James Pendergraft, who recognized a great need for first trimester and second trimester terminations or late term abortions in the Orlando area. Dr. Pendergraft uses the latest medications for medical abortions (RU 486, Mifeprex, mifepristone, early options French abortion pill), Tamoxifen, Methotrexate and Cytotec in our abortion clinic from 3 to 24 weeks pregnant electively. In addition, Dr. Pendergraft and other Physicians on the medical staff have over 150 years combined experience with performing early first trimester (menstrual extraction) to early and late second trimester and late term surgical abortions from 3 to 24 weeks pregnant.
Women were finding it necessary to travel hundreds, to thousands of miles to a practitioner competent in performing early and late trimester abortions. He subsequently opened four additional centers in Florida. All specialize in non-surgical, medical and surgical abortion methods. Dr. Pendergraft constantly strives to assure that abortions are performed compassionately, safely and during times that are convenient to patients. The center provides services during a wide variety of times, seven days a week.
We perform the Same Day Abortion Procedure with medications that are taken during the first visit and cause the abortion to occur within 4 to 6 hours (some may occur as soon as 30 minutes) for patients who are 3 to 12 weeks. With the use of Mifepristone and Misoprostol, 50% of patients complete within 4 to 6 hours; 75 to 80% within 12 hours; and 90% are completed within 24. Advanced second trimester and late term pregnancies (those that are 17 to 24 weeks or greater) can be completed 99% of the time without the need for surgery and with only minimal to no complications.
Many women are concerned about surgical abortion procedures because of the potential for post-operative complications. Most surgical abortions are very safe; however, there are risks such as perforation of the uterus, cervical tears, bowl and bladder injuries, and possible damage to the fallopian tubes and ovaries.
Privacy is a main concern for most women. Complete privacy and confidentiality can be assured with the Same Day Procedure. A driver or escort is not required and patients who do not wish to remain after taking the medications are permitted to return on the following day or as soon as possible thereafter if they are less than 12 weeks. The Same Day Abortion Procedure is proven to be extremely safe and highly effective.
Some patients do prefer the surgical procedure because it is immediately completed during the first visit. For those who prefer the surgical process we can offer Advanced IV Sedation which provides a safe, three-minute, painless procedure. Patients are fully awake and able to converse with medical staff in only a matter of minutes. Within approximately 45 minutes, patients may be discharged and are able to drive themselves home without any lingering side effects.
With the Advanced IV Sedations patients are not required to discontinue eating the night before and may drink clear liquids up to 2 hours before surgery. Medical studies indicate that patients who are permitted to eat and drink as much as 4 hours before surgery have less stress and anxiety, and fewer side effects such as low blood sugar and dehydration. Advanced IV Sedations mediations provide a rapid onset of sleepiness and a tremendous reduction in nervousness. The advanced technology medications have much fewer risks and unwanted side effects than most sedation narcotics used today. Within only a minutes following administration there are no residual after affects because the medications do not remain in the body.
Patients may ovulate as soon as six days after an abortion procedure; therefore we urge patients to take advantage of the low cost Emergency Contraception services offered at all of our facilities.
For patients who may have financial difficulties, we offer greatly reduced fees for those who qualify. In some instances we may even provide services at no cost and recommend that you visit our website often to check for special pricing.
We provide all of our services including abortion, family planning, birth control and gynecology in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion. Our offices are managed by women who understand and truly care about the feelings of other women. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of healthcare at the lowest possible cost.
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 the desired location.
Same day appointments can be arranged.
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