The Women's Center of Hyde Park (Tampa Abortion Clinic)was established in 1998 and is located in the beautiful, Lakeshore District of Hyde Park on Tampa Bay. Our Tampa Abortion Clinic provides the safest and most advanced techniques for providing non-surgical, medical and surgical abortion methods for early through late second trimester, including the Abortion By Pill Procedure (RU486, Mifeprex, Mifepristone, early options French Abortion Pill), Tamoxifen, Methotrexate and Cytotec).
Our Abortion Providers perform the Same Day Abortion Procedure using medications that are taken on the first day of the office visit and will cause 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. We use a regimen that allows for completion without the need for surgery 99% of the time.
All 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. The procedure is completed with minimal to no complications.
Most women are fearful of having a surgical abortion procedure and are concerned about intra-operative and post-operative complications. Although surgical abortions are safe, there are complications that occur such as perforation of the uterus, cervical tears, bowel and bladder injury, damage to the fallopian tubes and ovaries.
For the majority of women, privacy is the number one concern. The Same Day Abortion Procedure provides for complete confidentiality and privacy. There is no need for a driver or escort. The follow-up sonogram normally required is not necessary with the Same Day procedure as a sonogram is performed prior to discharge from the office. Patients who do not wish to stay or can’t remain after taking the medication are allowed to return to the office the following day or as soon as possible if they are less than 12 weeks gestation. This procedure is highly safe and very effective.
There are some patients who 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. Before the physician leaves the room, patients are nearly fully awake and able to engage in conversation. Generally, within 45 minutes, patients are 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. Recent medical studies 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. It has been determined that patients who are allowed to drink up to two hours before surgery experience reduced anxiety and less stress on the day of surgery and the side effects and complications associated with dehydration, and abnormal blood sugars are nearly non-existent. Our Advanced IV Sedation medications produce a rapid onset of sleepiness and a significant 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.
For patients who may be experiencing financial hardships, we can offer significantly reduced prices for those who qualify. From time to time we may even offer services at no cost and urge you to return to our website often.
Patients can ovulate as soon as 6 days after an abortion procedure. We provide low cost Emergency Contraception at all of our centers and encourage patients to take advantage of this service.
Our offices are managed by women who care deeply about how women feel. We understand that terminating a pregnancy can be a stressful, difficult decision. Our goal is not only to provide the highest quality of healthcare, but to give every patient the individualized support and attention she deserves.
We offer a wide array of family planning, birth control and gynecological services. The Women's Center of Hyde Park is dedicated to serving patients in a warm, supportive atmosphere where comfort and safety will always come first. If you or someone you love is facing an unwanted pregnancy, we're here to help. Please call or visit.
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