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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Hong graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hong honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure

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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoff include women's health issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hoff is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hoff is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Rao attended New York Medical College for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), sexual dysfunction, and pregnancy. Dr. Rao honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure

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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Picco completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Picco is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Picco is accepting new patients.

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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 is a gynecologic oncologist and urogynecologist in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Margolis is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Margolis include pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Margolis takes. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Margolis welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation

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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