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Texas Abortion Law

All terminations are preceded by serial multiple laminaria treatments over one to two days to dilate and soften the cervix gradually and sufficiently. After adequate cervical preparation, the evacuation procedure is performed under deep pain-free anesthesia administered by our certified anesthesia staff. Gentle curettage is performed to complete all procedures.
From initiation to completion of the second-trimester termination, two or three successive visits (days) are usually required, however, for those patients who have a history of previous Cesarean sections, cervical cryocauterization, or any other cervical anomalies that may hinder or impede adequate cervical dilation an extra visit may be required.

Be cautious of facilities who claim they can perform an abortion procedure up to 15.6 weeks in one day. Abortion facilities that routinely perform these procedures in one day can possibly be jeopardizing your reproductive integrity by forcing dilation and weakening the cervix.

Genetic Fetal Anomalies

When a desired pregnancy reveals the unfortunate diagnosis of a disorder of pregnancy (fetal anomaly, genetic disorder, or fetal demise), our staff is specially trained and qualified to provide the emotional and medical care necessary at this difficult time. Our Physician and staff are skilled in handling these intricate procedures. Over the past 40 years, our Physician has had experience with fetal anomalies including:

  • Anencephaly
  • Holoprosencephaly
  • Trisonomy 13 (Patau Syndrome)
  • Trisonomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome)
  • Trisonomy 21(Down syndrome)
  • Intracranial Fetal Teratoma
  • Hydrous Fettles
  • Amniotic Band Syndrome
  • Sirenomelia
  • Cranial Hypertension
  • Drug-Resistant intractable seizures
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Heart Failure
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension
  • Stroke

State of Texas Consent

The State of Texas requires that a woman seeking a pregnancy termination must receive a sonogram from the physician performing the procedure at least 24 hours before the procedure (whether surgical or non-surgical). Only exception, if you’re more than 100 miles from a provider of pregnancy terminations, the patient may have a phone consultation with the physician 24 hours before the appointment, then the woman can have procedure the same day, 2 hours after the ultrasound is performed. Read More

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Procedures are available as soon as a woman has missed her period, this eliminates unnecessary time delays and provides immediate access to health care.