Your Anesthesia Options for Surgical Pregnancy Termination

If your gynecologist recommends surgical pregnancy termination, you have multiple anesthesia options to consider. Your doctor can help you choose the right kind for you based on multiple factors, including your overall health and your preferences.

For surgical abortions, local anesthesia, twilight sedation, and general anesthesia are all possible. With local anesthesia, you remain awake for the procedure. Twilight anesthesia is also known as conscious sedation. Patients are not fully asleep but are deeply relaxed during the procedure. With general anesthesia, patients are fully unconscious. At Washington Surgi-Clinic, we use the smallest possible dose of general anesthesia, and patients are carefully monitored throughout the process until they are fully awake after the procedure.

At Washington Surgi-Clinic, we understand that you likely have many questions when you decide to move forward with pregnancy termination, and our compassionate team is here to help you throughout the process. Find out more about all of our women’s health services or make an appointment with a gynecologist in Washington, D.C. by calling (202) 659-9403.