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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Women's Health Partnership Medical Group, Dr. Patrick Diesfeld and Dr. Sis Pattamakomhave the capability, experience, and confidence to perform most gynecology surgeries using minimally-invasive methods. While many gynecologists still perform hysterectomies with large open incisions in the abdomen, our surgeons perform them laparoscopically and even vaginally (as well as traditionally when it's most appropriate). Dr. Diesfeld and Dr. Pattamakom can also perform surgery for bladder control problems and pelvic support problems as a minimally-invasive procedure.
A wide range of minimally invasive surgeries
Some of the surgical procedures that Dr. Diesfeld and Dr. Pattamakom perform using minimally invasive techniques include:
Smaller incisions — and even no-incision procedures — mean there is less trauma to the body and less risk of infection. This approach also means you experience less pain and discomfort following surgery, fewer days in the hospital, shorter recovery times, quicker return to normal activities, and less postoperative scarring.Today, most of the surgical treatments for gynecologic conditions can be performed using minimally invasive techniques – many of them on an outpatient basis. Our surgeons combine these minimally-invasive techniques with the latest surgical methods for optimal and long-lasting results.
What are Fibroids?
Fibroids of the uterus are benign growths that frequently manifest with heavy menstrual flow, and/or pelvic pain and pressure. They also are often the underlying cause of infertility. Since their incidence increases with age, so does the likelihood of a woman's infertility having a component of this fibroid factor.
Additionally, fibroids can contribute to miscarriage, and premature labor and birth. For example, with a couple considering in-vitro fertilization, usually the uterus is surgically cleared of fibroids before undertaking this significant investment of energy and resources.
If fibroids are causing pain, bleeding, or infertility, and uterine preservation with or without fertility are desired, selective fibroid removal is considered. If the fibroid is solely within the endometrial cavity, it may be amendable to resection through the hysteroscopic approach (through the cervix).
However, most fibroids are within the wall, and the myomectomy requires cutting open the uterine wall, removing the myoma (fibroid), and suturing the tissue back together.
The Acessa™ Procedure
Today, there is a very exciting option available to patients who desire uterine preservation. The Acessa™ procedure is an outpatient treatment of fibroids that applies radiofrequency directly to each individual fibroid, under direct laparoscopic and ultrasound observation. The surrounding tissue is spared damage, and the adhesion rate is negligible. The use of a special intra-op ultrasound probe directly on the uterus allows detection & destruction of even very small fibroids. The patient is able to go home the same day, and typically requires minimal pain medicine. If you're suffering from fibroid symptoms, contact Dr. Diesfeld to learn more about your options. To learn more about how Acessa™ will change your life, visit our Fibroid Institute website.
No malpractice history found for California.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Graduated in 1981
Completed in 1985
Graduated in 1977
Completed in 2016
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A reputation for advanced, personalized care
"I've been in Ventura since 1985 and have earned the trust of women from all walks of life. I think I've come to be known just as much for my personalized care as for the advanced women's medicine I provide. That's exactly the way it should be."
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For individualized OB/GYN care in Ventura, Camarillo and Oxnard, California, call Women's Health Partnership Medical Group today at (805) 648-2717.
Drs. Diesfeld, Pattamakom, and midwife Roseann Tibbs have assembled this unique, highly-trained team to provide INDIVIDUAL CARE in a BOUTIQUE manner.
We are not a mega group, nor do we wish to deliver every baby in Ventura County.
Rather, our small group provides highly-individual care for the patient. We are unusual in that we strive to deliver our own patients, 24/7. We are not in a large call group!
We also are unique in having a full-time dedicated midwife, Roseann, available to care for you, throughout your pregnancy and delivery.
We have on-site ultrasound, and enjoy immediate proximity to the hospital.
We invite you to join the thirty thousand plus patients who have enjoyed their obstetric experience with us. "We want you to feel at home here, to know that you can count on us and that we care about you and your health. Treating you with kindness, respect and compassion is the philosophy our team lives by every day."