Dr. Cynthia Chao, DO is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. She specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and pediatric gynecology.


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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Chao accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis more than 72% of her peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 72% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders more than 69% of her peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 69% of her peers

Atrophic Vaginitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Atrophic Vaginitis more than 65% of her peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 65% of her peers

Dr. Chao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Abnormal Menstruation
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin's Cyst
  • Birth Control
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Condyloma
  • Conization
  • C-Section
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • Female Infertility
  • Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Irregular Periods
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Pigmented Lesion Removal
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Laser Treatment for Melasma
  • Leiomyoma
  • Lichen Sclerosis Et Atrophicus
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • MonaLisa Touch Laser Treatment
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovulatory Dysfunction
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pellevé® RF Skin Tightening
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Pessary for Prolapse
  • Pessary Insertion
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prenatal Care and Counseling
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • SculpSure Laser Treatment
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Treatment of Fibroid Tumors
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Well Woman Health Examination
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Dr. Chao offers comprehensive care, including gynecological care, obstetrical care, screening and diagnostic services. To provide you the best care possible, we strive to provide the latest advances in gynecology and obstetrical medicine and to tailor care to meet the individual needs of our patients.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatric Gynecology

Education

2001
St Francis Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Kern Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1997
Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1987
UCLA School Of Public Health
2001
1999
1997
1987

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese
  • English

Dr. Chao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chao

3.5

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
35.294117647058826%
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Dr. Chao delivered my daughter. It was a tricky pregnancy & delivery and she handled it so well and approaches everything so strategically. Will use her again in the future.
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I was 3cm dilated, she sent me to the hospital without telling me that I was going to get induced. Why not talk to me about this decision?? Long labor, epidural #1 wears off, I can push, baby's crowning, I feel good, Chao's busy. I wait, get dose #2, it wears off, Chao won't come until I can "feel the pressure." I'm pissed, I prove I can push, nurse tells Chao to come, she arrives with sour look on her face. She delivers baby, who has fluid in lungs and sent to NICU. Worst experience ever.
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Office wait times are terrible. Bad communication between staff, patients and doctor Chao. Shockingly rude, condescending and dismissive. Absolutely no help with my concerns/issues. When I had serious complications to hormonal medication, they rolled their eyes at me and dismissed me. I'm in the process of transferring to a new doctor, it's not like these guys will even notice. She has no bedside manner at all, she acts like you are a waste of her time, even when you are polite and concise.
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Don’t waste your time as a new patient with Dr. Chao. She makes you feel like your wasting her time. Very short with her staff. It takes weeks to get an appointment. She is spread too thin and phones it in through her staff. Horrible choice in doctor save yourself the grief and she SHOULD NOT accept new patients she cannot give quality care.
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I had such a bad experience with her that it's taken several years for me to write this review. Biggest issue was her lack communication on really important news- like the bubbles they found in our baby's head (soft markers for tri-18) at the 5-month ultrasound. Didn't know why I was coming in for 7-month follow up until the attending doctor at the ultrasound facility told me. My husband & I would have kept the baby regardless but Dr. Chao should have told us so we could prepare ourselves.
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My first visit, I waited about 15 minutes, and was left in a very cold room (partially undressed) for another 30 minutes before I was seen. After several visits where I was made to wait too long, I was told her Los Alamitos office was faster. I waited 45 minutes (she was just sitting in her office..her RN even took a walk in before me) and then another 15 in the room. The nurse has no idea what she's doing. When I switched, the office was very rude and refused to give my records to the new MD.
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Has been my OB/Gym for past 15 years and continues to give the best of care and services each visit.
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Dr. Chao has been amazing from the first time we met her. Her and her staff continue to impress my husband and I with their dedication to providing excellent customer service and overall medical care. During the delivery of our baby, e had many unexpected occurrences but Dr. Chao handled everything with expertise, while keeping us informed and at ease. Not only would I recommend Dr. Chao but hopefully will be lucky enough to have her care for us during our next pregnancy.
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I love Dr. Chao! She delivered both of my boys and she was awesome from start to finish. I love that she has a no nonsense attitude and she doesn't sugar coat anything. She cares that deeply about her patients and want to make sure we are doing everything we can to stay healthy as a mom and as someone who's carrying a baby. I would recommend her to anyone I know in the OC area.
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about this woman. She is calm yet confident, willing to listen, open to new birth ideas (delayed cord clamping, no shots in hosp, etc.) and mostly she REALLY CARES about whats best for everyone involved from dad, to mom, to baby. I created a great relationship with her office staff, and when it came time to deliver.....Dr Chao was at another hospital performing emerg. surgery....did she miss my birth...NOPE! She made sure she was there for me when it counted
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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2017)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2017)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)