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EMW Women’s Surgical Center

  • City: Louisville
  • Street: 138 W Market St
  • State: Kentucky
  • Zip Code: 40202
  • Website: http://www.emwwomens.com/
  • Phone: 502-589-2124
  • 800#: 800-626-3512
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EMW Women’s Surgical Center abortion clinic in Louisville, Kentucky

EMW Women’s Surgical Center is the only licensed center in Kentucky offering abortion services. It is a privately-owned facility staffed by three board-certified Obstetricians/Gynecologists. Our doctors have highly-specialized training in abortion care with a total of 50 years of experience. In addition to their excellent medical and surgical care they are deeply committed to the overall health and wellness of their patients.

We have Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Medical Assistants (MA), and a Surgical Technician on staff to ensure best medical care and emotional support for each woman.

Our counselor is a licensed social worker with a training certificate in marriage and family therapy. She is compassionate and dedicated to each individual patient. She is always available to talk to you before, during, and after your visit.

Our reception staff is considerate, kind, and willing to provide information and support you from your first telephone call. Your information is kept confidential from your first contact with us.EMW Women's Surgical Center - abortion clinic in Louisville, KY

24-HOUR CONSENT REQUIREMENT

The State of Kentucky requires a face-to-face consent 24 hours before your procedure. This consent can take place in-person at EMW or by video consent via your computer or smartphone.

SURGICAL ABORTION

1) Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
This is a surgical procedure that can safely be performed in one day as an outpatient.  This procedure is typically done for pregnancies in the first trimester. Patients can expect to be at EMW Women’s Surgical Center for approximately five to six hours.

First trimester services include ultrasound, urinalysis, Rh blood type, complete blood count, and physical exam.  Counseling services are also included and consist of medical informed consent, individual pre-abortion counseling, and contraceptive counseling and prescribing.

2) Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) One-Day Surgery
For 2nd trimester patients between 13-16 weeks gestation, this procedure can safely be performed in one day as an outpatient. Because the woman is further along in her pregnancy, the cervix must be dilated gradually before surgery. This dilation process is accomplished by inserting laminaria, thin pieces of sterile material, in to the cervical opening. The laminaria expands as it absorbs moisture from the body allowing the cervix to dilate or open gradually. Laminaria are placed in the morning and surgery is performed later in the afternoon to reach maximum dilation. This will make the surgical procedure as safe as possible. Patients can expect to be at EMW Women’s Surgical Center for approximately six to seven hours.

Two-Day Surgery 
For 2nd trimester patients greater than 16 weeks gestation, this procedure can safely be performed in two days as an outpatient. Because the woman is further along in her pregnancy, the cervix must be dilated gradually for 24 hours before surgery. Patients must make arrangements to stay overnight in Louisville. Patients must also expect to be at EMW Women’s Surgical Center for approximately four hours each day.

Second trimester services include ultrasound, urinalysis, Rh blood type, complete blood count, and physical exam. Counseling services are also included and consist of medical informed consent, individual pre-abortion counseling, and contraceptive counseling and prescribing.