Pain, Sedation and Anesthesia – Frequently Asked Questions
We believe that each and every patient deserves the choice to be as comfortable as possible when undergoing an abortion procedure. We find that the majority of patients do very well with minimal to no sedation, especially those with little fear or anxiety. For patients who do not want to remember very much about the procedure we offer regular IV sedation. For patients who want to have a completely pain-free procedure, we offer either Deep IV Sedation or General Anesthesia. The latter two are not offered at all of our offices and General Anesthesia is only offered certain days of the week at one or two of our facilities.
Our standard IV Sedation is included in the surgical abortion fee. It helps patients to not remember the procedure, relieves anxiety and allows them to be comfortable and relaxed as the abortion procedure is being performed. With our regular IV Sedation, patients may feel some or all of the procedure, but discomfort in general will be alleviated.
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