Abortion Clinic in Atlanta, GA : Summit Medical Associates - Abortion Services

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To set up an appointment, just call Summit Medical Associates at (404) 607-0042/ (800) 537-2985 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, or 8:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturdays.

The State of Georgia has enacted a law requiring that all appointments must be made at least 24 HOURS prior to your scheduled surgery date.



If you are having a Surgical Abortion:

If you are having general anesthesia, you will be asleep during your surgery.  After your surgery is complete, a CRNA will take you to the recovery area via a stretcher.  You will be gradually awakened, and will rest in the recovery area for 30 – 60 minutes.

Summit Medical Associates offers abortion services by appointment up to 24 weeks from the last menstrual period (LMP). Abortions are performed under general or local anesthesia by state licensed, board certified or eligible OB-GYN physicians.about-us

Medical Abortion
up to the 9th week (63 days)
Non-surgical abortion ("Abortion Pill") is available up to the 9th week (63 days) gestation. This process requires several visits to the clinic. Two medications are used -- Mifeprex (RU486) and Misoprostol. Counseling is a very important part of the medical abortion process. Medical abortion allows the patient to complete the abortion in the privacy and comfort of her home.

Surgical Abortion
5.5 - 12.5 weeks
First Trimester Abortions are performed within 5.5 - 12.5 weeks of your last menstrual period (LMP). The abortion method is known as vacuum aspiration. The cervix is opened gently with a cervical dilator. The physician will use an aspirator, a medical instrument which creates suction, to gently clean the contents of the uterus. With early vacuum aspiration abortion, complications are extremely rare and the risk of injury or infection is minimal.

13 - 16.5 weeks
Early Second Trimester Abortions are performed using a method called Dilation and Evacuation, which requires the cervix to be opened by insertion of dilators called laminaria. Laminaria are inserted approximately three hour prior to your procedure, allowing the cervix to gently open so the physician can perform the procedure. The procedure lasts approximately 5 - 10 minutes. The patient will stay in the recovery room for approximately one hour after the procedure is completed.

17 - 23.5 weeks
Late Second Trimester Abortions require two consecutive visits to the center. On the first day, cervical dilators called laminaria are inserted into the cervix. The dilators will gently open the cervix overnight. The patient is required to remain in the Atlanta area during the night of dilation. The following morning, the patient will return to the center and the physician will perform the surgery. The surgery will take from 7 - 15 minutes, and the physician will use medical instruments to evacuate the uterus. The patient will stay in the recovery room for approximately one hour prior to being discharged.



What is the right method 
of abortion for me?

All abortions are performed by state licensed Board Certified or eligible OB-GYN physicians. All patients are given an extensive pre-examination. This includes taking a complete medical history to make sure that no problems exist that would make an abortion procedure inadvisable. All patients receive an ultrasound to determine length of pregnancy, and laboratory testing, which includes taking a blood sample and a urine specimen. The lab assistant will type the blood for anemia and for the Rh factor. In addition, a pregnancy test will be performed on the urine.

Patients are given a 24 hour emergency telephone number, (404) 607-0042, in the event they experience any discomfort or complications after being discharged from Summit. Follow-up examinations are given free of charge three weeks after the procedure.

Payment can be made with cash, American Express, MasterCard or Visa. No personal checks or money orders are accepted. Summit also accepts some insurance. If paying by insurance, please call at least 72 in advance of your appointment for insurance certification.