We found 6 providers with an interest in endometrial ablation and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Redwood City, CA.

Dr. Nicole Jennifer Hong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Hong specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hong include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong takes. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hong trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure, endometrial ablation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica H Wong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jessica Wong's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include women's health issues. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Wong (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, HPV, Vaginal Hysterectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerard A Hoff, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Whipple Avenue
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Gerard Hoff, who practices in San Carlos, CA and Redwood City, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Hoff attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Hoff's clinical interests include women's health issues. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hoff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Total Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjali K Rao, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Whipple Avenue
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Rao works as a general OB/GYN. These areas are among her clinical interests: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), sexual dysfunction, and pregnancy. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rao's office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Sexual Dysfunction, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Clara Picco, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Whipple Avenue
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Christine Picco's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. In Dr. Picco's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Picco has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure, endometrial ablation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
35 Baywood Avenue; #1
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis' specialties are gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. Dr. Margolis has a special interest in pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Margolis attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Margolis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Implant Surgery, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, Urogynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Endometrial Ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys and removes a thin layer of the uterine lining. It is usually performed to treat heavy menstrual bleeding, especially if bleeding cannot be controlled by medications. After an endometrial ablation, periods often stop completely. If they do not, they are much lighter and easier to manage.

There are many different ways that the uterine lining can be removed, including radiofrequency, heat, microwaves, and cold. Ablations are usually performed with local anesthetic by an OB/GYN. A probe is inserted into the uterus through the vagina, and the end of the probe is expanded or moved around to access the uterine lining. Cramping and discharge afterwards are normal, but the procedure is not particularly painful.

Endometrial ablation is not for everyone. It shouldn’t be done by women who have reached menopause, or women with uterine cancer or uterine infections. It is important to remember that an endometrial ablation does not remove the uterus or ovaries, so regular pelvic exams are still important after this procedure. Women who are considering endometrial ablation should also be done having children. Pregnancy is possible after an endometrial ablation, though not likely. If pregnancy does occur, an ablation increases the risks of miscarriage and other problems, so reliable birth control must be used after endometrial ablation all the way through menopause.
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