Early Surgical Abortion

Early Surgical Abortion

A first trimester abortion is considered to be an “early surgical abortion”.

An early surgical abortion procedure is performed by vacuum aspiration on pregnancies up to 14 weeks since the last menstrual period (“LMP”).

The abortion procedure involves removing the pregnancy by vacuum aspiration, the most widely used and safest method of abortion.

You should be able to return to normal, non-strenous activities the following day. We are available 24/7 for emergencies.

A 2-3 hour outpatient stay at our office can be anticipated.

What to expect 

Length of pregnancy will be confirmed by ultrasound in our office. An early surgical abortion is performed with the patient either asleep (pain free) or awake. Patients that are awake will receive a local anesthesia.

In order to have asleep anesthesia, you MUST have an adult to assist you in safely getting home. You will not be able to drive or work for 24 hours after the intravenous medication.


Counseling is included in the procedure fee and will help a woman explore her feelings regarding her pregnancy and the alternatives available to her. Counselors discuss birth control, post-operative care, and the abortion procedure.

Special Instructions

  • Patients under 17 years of age will need Parent Consent. Parent must bring their ID, the patient's ID or birth certificate
  • All patients must bring a picture ID
  • On the morning of your appointment, take a thorough shower, wear a dress or a skirt, or loose fitting pants
  • You must have someone accompany you to our clinic to drive you home after in-clinic abortion
  • Please do not bring children to the clinic
  • Do not drink or chew anything after midnight before an in-clinic abortion

Our Fees

Please call 1+(800) 776-0082 for current fees. All fees must be paid in full at the time of the appointment. Fees are all inclusive.
According to South Carolina Law you MUST review Women's Right to Know material at least 24 Hours prior to your abortion, if you are thinking about having an abortion.

The Certification Statement will be time and date stamped once you have reviewed. Please PRINT & BRING.
Go here to find the reading materials "Women's Right to Know Act".
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Office Hours

Mon - Thu
Same Day Appointments Available
Must be cardholder of a current Student ID, Military, First Responder, Law Enforcement or Medicaid
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Greenville Women's Clinic
1142 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605

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Free Pregnancy Testing
Abortion Pill up 10 weeks
Surgical abortion up to 14 weeks
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