Dr. Michael Margolis, MD

Dr. Michael Margolis, MD

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Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o
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Dr. Michael Margolis, MD is an oncology specialist in Burlingame, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in oncology, urogynecology & reconstructive pelvic surgery, and more.

Michael Margolis, MD

1820 Ogden Dr

Burlingame, CA 94010
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Colpopexy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Margolis performs Colpopexy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Margolis performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Sacrocolpopexy
Colporrhaphy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Margolis performs Colporrhaphy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Margolis performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Incontinence Sling Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Margolis performs Incontinence Sling Procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Margolis performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Monarc® Suburethral Sling
  • Pubovaginal Sling
  • Urethral Sling

Dr. Margolis' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thrombosis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

I practice pelvic reconstructice surgery and urogynecology with emphasis in minimally invasive surgery for female urinary incontinence and prolapse. I concentrate on laparoscopic and robotic surgery as well as vaginal and abdominal. I repair complica...

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Education

1992
Emory University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University of Kansas Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
University of Kansas Medical School
Medical School
1980
Bethany College
Undergraduate School
1992
1991
1987
1980

Awards

Dr. Margolis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Margolis

4.2

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
71.05263157894737%
(27)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(2)
3 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
2 Stars
10.526315789473685%
(4)
1 Star
10.526315789473685%
(4)

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Defrauded by Dr. Michael T Margolis office: Before scheduling an appointment, I had asked if the doctor takes my insurance and I was assured that it is accepted. Upon coming to the office, I was confirmed again that this doctor is within my network and I was charged $70 co-pay. Later the office charged me an additional $450 because they do not accept my insurance plan. The people are crooks. Stay away from the that shady business.
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I had been seen by 7 surgeons in Arizona before being seen by Dr Margolis. The responses I received differed from "prolapse is expected/ normal after giving birth... TO.... we can use a mesh sling to hold up all your organs including your bladder, intestines and vaginal vault post hysterectomy." I couldn't help but break into tears after every consult. I didn't know that transvaginal mesh was so terrifying, but I knew that there had to be another option. There is! He's litterally an angel.
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Dr. Margolis was excellent! He was kind, thorough and a complete professional. I went to see him because I had a botched hysterectomy 5 years ago. He just said this is your problem and I can fix it. He did. I am very thankful my pain,cramps,bloating and bladder issues went away. I recommend him 100% and am very thankful he was recommended to me.
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Totally ignored my cry for help! Never responded to my request to receive services because I didn't have the amount of money he charges for the surgery. I'm a rectovaginal fistula sufferer of 17 years. Never even tried to refer me to an organization that could help cover the costs of getting my fistula repaired. There are no charitable organizations in America that helps American women get their fistula repaired. Fistulas are not rare in America.
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In 2002 I had a doctor recommend using a "Sling" to fix my incontinence. Several years later I found myself not being able to urinate because the sling was strangling my uretha. My family practice doctor recommended Dr. Margolis as one of the best gynecological doctors in the country. She was right. After a very easy outpatient surgery I have the bladder I had before childbirth. Patients come from all over the country to see him. I would encourage all women to talk with Dr. Margolis.
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I accompanied my wife for a pre-surgical consult with Dr. Margolis. It is said that first impressions mean a lot and in all honesty, Dr. Margolis' demeanor, confidence (non hubristic), and bedside manner were EXCELLENT. We were put at ease with his explanation of the condition, options, and the recovery. He took the time to answer ALL of our questions and really put us both at ease. My wife signed the surgical consent forms prior to leaving his office knowing she would be in great hands!
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I would not recomend this Dr. Because when I went to see him he just did a quick office exam and determined that there was nothing wrong with me and sent me home. When I travel from a different state to see him. After my hysterectomy I suffered for years with very serious issues and because of his good reviews on line I decided to go see him. But he did not have any interest in helping me. The review say he is compassionet. I don't think so.
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Dr. Margolis was amazing. Every step of the way he guided with kindness and confidence. I knew I was in the best hands before I had pelvic and cool/rectal reconstruction surgery. He did an amazing surgery. I feel like everything is back to what it was before my difficult birth (vbac which ended in a vacuum extraction of baby). Excellent results.
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Immediate impressions are important as well as comfort level especially when doctors explain procedures.with care and details. I was referred to Dr. Margolis from my internalist for longstanding concern and felt immediately at ease. Dr. Margolis took time to listen to my issue and offered both explanation and solution with such compassion. Following visit, staff prep for surgery and post-surgery follow up was also done with care.
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I went for a consultation, first visit Dr. Margolis was referred to me by my Ob/gyn . Dr was very easy to understand and explained everything to me in detail
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There is not enough space allowed here to explain our problem or the excellent help Dr Margolis gave us. My wife Minerva suffered a lot from a bad hysterectomy, but Dr. Margolis was able to save her right kidney. It took a major surgery and a couple of smaller ones, but after several months she is finally OK. We are very, very pleased with the help he gave my wife Minerva. We highly recommend him to anyone suffering from a similar problem. He made every possible effort to help her. Thanks.
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I have used Dr Margolis twice. He was very patient and explained the surgery that I need for a bladder lift. His staff was very helpful in the follow up care and called me at home to make sure my recover was going well. Two years later I needed a hysterectomy and didn't think twice about going back to Dr. Margolis and received the same wonderful care. .
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