Obstetrics & Gynecology

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New Center to Provide the Best Care

November 19, 2019

New Center to Provide the Best Care

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“This new center is unique in that we have made it multi-disciplinary,“ explains Dr. Victor Nitti, urologist and co-director of the Center for Women’s Pelvic Health at UCLA. “We have expert female pelvic medical specialists, or urogynecologists, who come from both urology and gynecology. We have assembled what I believe is an outstanding group of […]

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Tags: Dr. Victor Nitti, featured, female pelvic medical, gynecology, pelvic floor disorders, urogynecologists


November 19, 2019

One Center, Close to Home

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“In Los Angeles, with traffic, 20 miles can be an hour and a half of driving, so we want to facilitate patients to have UCLA quality care close to home,” explains Dr. Erin Mellano, a urogynecologist at UCLA Health Torrance and the Center for Women’s Pelvic Health at UCLA. “I see patients for gynecologic and […]

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Tags: bladder issues, Dr. Erin Mellano, female pelvic medicine, gynecology, prolapse, UCLA Health Torrance, urogynecologist, urology


Integrated Gynecology & Urology at UCLA

November 19, 2019

Integrated Gynecology & Urology at UCLA

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“I would really like for people to know that a lot of pelvic floor conditions are treatable and that this is the place where they can receive that care,” urges Dr. Christopher Tarnay, co-director of the Center for Women’s Pelvic Health at UCLA. “There’s been a tremendous transition at UCLA to move toward an integrated […]

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Tarnay, obstetrician-gynecologist, pelvic floor conditions, urogynecology


Excited About the 'Magic Hour'

October 4, 2019

Excited About the ‘Magic Hour’

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“We’re really excited about the ‘magic hour’ our midwife will be helping us create right after I give birth,” says Natalie Smith, who is expecting her first baby in October.  “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, once our midwife delivers the baby, she’ll step back so we can have some intimate, uninterrupted family time. She’ll take care […]

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Tags: featured, healthy pregnancy, midwives, nurse midwives, nurse-midwife program, OBGYN, pregnancy, The BirthPlace, UCLA Nurse Midwives, UCLA OB/GYN


Charting Your Own Course

October 4, 2019

Charting Your Own Course

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“While you’re in labor, it’s like you’re in a cocoon with your family and nurse-midwife.  You’re charting your own course in your own world, comfortably and naturally,” says Carliegh Garcia, who is expecting her fourth child in December.   “The birth process for my first three – all delivered by UCLA nurse midwives – was very […]

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Tags: featured, labor & delivery, nurse midwife, nurse-midwife program, The BirthPlace, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Nurse Midwives


UCLA Health Nurse-Midwives Program expands its services

October 4, 2019

UCLA Health Nurse-Midwives Program expands its services

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The program provides routine well-woman check-ups in addition to pregnancy-related care The UCLA Health Nurse-Midwife Program, based at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, is expanding its services to provide well-woman health care – including annual checkups, Pap smears, and new birth control options – for women 35 and younger. To accommodate new well-woman patients as […]

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Tags: birth control, featured, gynecological services, nurse-midwife program, postpartum care, prenatal, The BirthPlace, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


What fibroid treatments are best for you?

October 4, 2019

What fibroid treatments are best for you?

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Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop in the uterus and can range in size from that of a pea to as large as a watermelon. Having fibroids is quite common: 70 to 80 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids during their lifetimes — and the likelihood of developing fibroids increases as a woman nears […]

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Tags: female pelvic medicine, fibroids, OBGYN, pelvic exam, UCLA Fibroid Treatment Program, uterine fibroids, women's health


September is Ovarian Cancer	Awareness Month

September 27, 2019

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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“Here in Los Angeles, for the third year in a row, we are declaring September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” proclaims Paul Koretz, councilmember for the 5th district city of Los Angeles.” “More than 22,000 women are diagnosed each year, with a 50% mortality rate. Part of this high mortality rate is that attention usually comes […]

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Tags: Councilmember Paul Koretz, Dr, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, gynecologic oncology, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA gynecologic oncology


Hope For You

September 27, 2019

Hope For You

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“I really appreciate that City Hall is continuing their support for ovarian cancer awareness,” effuses 46-year-old Flower Miller, who was honored by the city of Los Angeles for her strength, determination, and awareness efforts. Flower was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in April of 2014. “When I met Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, I told her […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, featured, genetic testing, gynecologic oncology, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA gynecologic oncology


September 26, 2019

Seeing Patients Through Their Ovarian Cancer Journey

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“It’s incredible to see the city of Los Angeles recognize ovarian cancer and bring awareness to this,” says Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, MD/PhD, director of the Gynecology Oncology Discovery Laboratory at UCLA Health. “Ovarian cancer awareness is a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart. It’s something that my team and I treat in […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, featured, genetics, gynecological oncology, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA gynecologic oncology