Dr. Michael W. Chu, MD

Dr. Michael W. Chu, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology | Male | 42 years old

Dr. Michael Chu is Certified by the American Board Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow...Read more

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Roseville ca |
Dr Chu is knowledgeable, kind and compassionate. He has a calm demeanor which puts patients at ease. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
in Sacramento, CA |
Dr Chu has an excellent bed-side manner and calming presence in the delivery room. He made this very anxious first time-mom feel at ease and supported throughout every step of my pregnancy and delivery experience. Dr Chu allows ample time for his patients to ask questions and not feel rushed during appointments. His responsiveness to patients and availability to answer questions between visits is reassuring and allows for a strong doctor-patient relationship.
in Sacramento, CA |
Dr. Chu was my doctor throughout my two pregnancies. He is kind, patient, and really takes the time to listen to his patients. I had a high risk pregnancy and he managed it extremely well and made sure I saw the appropriate specialists. He is the best doctor I have ever had, hands down.
He is very patient and takes the time to answer all your questions.
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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Menstruation
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin's Cyst
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Diseases Contagious from Anal Sex
  • Diseases Contagious from Oral Sex
  • Diseases Contagious from Safe Sex
  • Diseases Contagious from Vaginal Sex
  • Eclampsia
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Female Infertility
  • Genital Warts
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gestational Hypertension
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Osteopenia
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis

Procedures Performed

Dr. Chu says..

Robotic surgery is a an excellent technology that allows me to perform a number of complex procedures that traditionally would have either required a large abdominal incision or would have resulted in sub-optimal outcomes from traditional laparoscopy. These include:

     hysterectomy complicated by dense scar tissue from endometriosis or previous surgery or by a very large uterus

     myomectomy - selective removal of fibroids

     diagnosis, treatment, and excision of endometriosis, including the use of laser.

Clinical training has included hands-on masters series courses, held by the leading surgeons in the nation.

I have performed over 100 robotic procedures and helped establish the robotic surgery program for general gynecology at UC Davis.  

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  • Colposcopy
  • Conization
  • C-Section
  • da Vinci® Myomectomy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysteroscopy Sterilization
  • Implanon® Placement
  • Implantable Birth Control
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • LEEP - Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nexplanon® Etonogestrel Implant
  • Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis (NIPD)
  • NovaSure® Ablation
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Care and Counseling
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thermachoice® Ablation
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ultrasound, Transvaginal
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    University of California Davis Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    University of California Davis Medical Center

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Biophysics

    Graduated in 2000

  • Other Education
    Rosalind Franklin University

    Completed in 1999

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Chu's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Chu's Office & Staff

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How well provider listens and answers questions
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Dr. Chu says...

Dr. Michael Chu is Certified by the American Board Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.Dr. Chu has a degree in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and attended Chicago Medical School.  He completed his residency at UC Davis Medical Center in 2008 and went on to serve as full-time clinical faculty until opening his practice in July of 2015, and currently maintains an appointment as Volunteer Clinical Faculty.  In his time there, Dr. Chu performed the first robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery for the Division of General Gynecology, helping to establish the robotic surgery program in 2011 and advance minimally invasive surgery for the Department. He has performed nearly 100 robotic assisted surgeries including treatment of endometriosis, removal fibroids, and complex hysterectomy. 

With the retirement of Dr. Orel Knight in the spring of 2015, Dr. Chu has now partnered with Dr. Victor Chan and has opened a new office, located in Midtown on the corner of 29th and K Streets 

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Dr. Chu's Care Philosophy

My goal is two-fold: 1) to provide high level and up-to-date clinical care with the utmost compassion and respect, 2) by regarding patients as active participants in their own care and providing them with knowledge to do so.

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Dr. Chu says...

Robotic surgery is a an excellent technology that allows me to perform a number of complex procedures that traditionally would have either required a large abdominal incision or would have resulted in sub-optimal outcomes from traditional laparoscopy. These include:

     hysterectomy complicated by dense scar tissue from endometriosis or previous surgery or by a very large uterus

     myomectomy - selective removal of fibroids

     diagnosis, treatment, and excision of endometriosis, including the use of laser.

Clinical training has included hands-on masters series courses, held by the leading surgeons in the nation.

I have performed over 100 robotic procedures and helped establish the robotic surgery program for general gynecology at UC Davis.