Regardless of whether you are a local patient based in Bangalore or an international patient miles away from India, American Hospital Bangalore has a solution for you. The procedure is structured in a manner that ensures convenience of all our patients.
Step 1: Booking
This is the step that initiates the procedure in our hospital. You can use our phone lines to schedule an appointment. When you call, you can talk to a qualified doctor who will answer any questions that you might have and advise you about your options based on your specific situation and circumstances. You will then schedule an appointment on a day that is comfortable for you.
Any requirements that must be met like fasting for surgical procedures will also be communicated at this point to ensure that you come prepared for the procedure. If you live in a foreign country, you can go ahead and make travel arrangements. Once the booking has been confirmed, we will provide a letter that you will use to get a VISA which allows you to travel to India.
Step 2: Arrival
This involves arriving at the hospital on the day of the appointment. If you are traveling from outside Bangalore, you can get an early morning flight or an overnight one depending on your home country.
Step 3: First Appointment
Here, you will get to meet the doctor who will ascertain your specific medical situation as well as reason for MTP. Up to 12 weeks of pregnancy requires the opinion of 1 RMP (registered medical practitioner) and from 12 till 20 weeks requires the opinion of 2 RMP’s (registered medical practitioners). The same will be provided at the hospital. And based on a positive outcome, you will go over the procedure together so that you can know exactly what to expect. Any questions that you might have about the procedure or any other options that you might have will also be answered at this point.
This is also the place where you should inform the doctor about your medical history and any other conditions that you feel might affect the outcome. It’s advisable to be very open with your doctor as this will really help.
Step 4: Tests and Check Up
Once everything has been communicated and you have all the information that you need, the doctor will go ahead and recommend tests that are relevant to the chosen method. These will only take a few minutes and are tests to verify that indeed you are fit enough to undergo the procedure.
You might have to wait for a few minutes as the tests are being done and results analysed. Once the results are out, you will then be taken to the procedure room where the abortion will be administered.
If it is a surgical abortion, you will be taken to an operating room and if it is a non-surgical one, you will be taken to a standard treatment room where the procedure will be conducted.
Step 5: Administering of the Procedure
This step involves doctors carrying out the procedure as agreed. For pills, you will be provided with the tablets and any other medication to counteract possible side effects of the procedure. You will also be told what to expect and how to reach when you reach the different stages in the abortion procedure.
A good example is what to do after the surgery if you have chosen a surgical abortion and so on. For surgical abortions, sometimes patients are requested to stay overnight for monitoring. However, in most cases, patients are released on the same day and allowed to go about their normal day to day operations.
Step 6: Post Abortion Care
Once the abortion has been done, we don’t leave you alone. We give you the necessary care to ensure that you have quick healing with no issues. This care is customized to your particular needs based on the method used to terminate the pregnancy so you can be sure that you will only get relevant advice in your situation.
We won’t give you generalized pamphlets like what happens in most other hospitals. Our post abortion care will be given by a qualified care giver to ensure that you heal and get back to your normal schedule in the shortest time possible.