Gynecological Procedures & Surgeries Specialist

Norma C. Salceda, MD, F.A.C.O.G. -  - OB-GYN

Saint Ana Women's Medical Clinic

Norma C. Salceda, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

OB-GYN located in Harvard Heights, Los Angeles, CA & Pacoima, CA

Dr. Norma C. Salceda, MD, FACOG, has offices in Pacoima and Los Angeles. She tries to earn the trust of her patients and develop long-lasting relationships to improve women’s health and help them through important life events like pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Dr. Salceda is a board certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Gynecological Procedures & Surgeries Q & A

What are some standard gynecological procedures?

At a minimum, women should visit a gynecologist for an annual Well Woman exam. This typically includes a pap smear and breast exam. If you are concerned about sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea, HIV/AIDS, or syphilis, your doctor can order the appropriate screening tests. Other procedures can include the following:

  • D&C, if you have had previous miscarriages.
  • Female sterilization, such as tubal ligation (“tying the tubes”)
  • Removal of genital warts.

Does a gynecologist really do surgeries?

Yes, there are some surgeries that your gynecologist can perform. These are relatively minor surgeries, but can be important for keeping you healthy. These are some examples of procedures that your gynecologist may perform.

  • Endometrial biopsy to analyze the tissue of your uterus lining for cancer or in fertility treatment.
  • Colposcopy as a follow-up for abnormal pap smear results.
  • Hysterectomy to remove your uterus, such as because of fibroids, chronic pain, or cancer.
  • Ovarian cyst removal.

How should I choose a gynecologist?

A gynecologist cares for women throughout some of the most important times in their lives, so you want one that is well qualified. Beyond a good medical school, see whether the gynecologist is affiliated with a prestigious university; this can mean that the doctor is well respected and stays up to date on developments in the field.

In addition to looking at credentials, think about the personal relationship you will develop with your gynecologist. Over the course of years, your doctor can get to know you as an individual and you can begin to trust that your doctor knows what is best for you. As you select a gynecologist, consider your gut feeling and select a doctor with whom you feel comfortable.


Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Salceda accepts medical, family pact, contracted with a lot of PPO and HMO. The office will be happy to bill your insurance company directly to maximize your benefits and minimize out of pocket expense. Please feel free to contact any of the 3 locations if you have any questions regarding insurance.

List of contracted PPO
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Health Net
Great West
United Heath Care

List of contracted HMO (requires authorization)
Community Family Care IPA
Angeles IPA
Premier Physician Network
Health Care LA
Employee Health Systems
Prudent Medical Group
Mission Community IPA
Prospect Medical Group
Regal Medical Group

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Health Net
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