Dr. Renee E. Cotter, MD

Dr. Renee E. Cotter, MD

Gynecology | Female | 58 years old

Dr. Renee Cotter has been providing quality care to the West Hills community in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1991. Although Dr. Cotter no longer practices obstetrics, she continues to provide operative gynecology and high quality, in-office care. Dr. Cotter is one of America's Top Gynecologists and one of the best gynecologic surgeons in West San Fernando Valley. Her primary passion is to provide individualized care to each patient in office and specializes in many outpatient and inpatient procedures. She specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery including outpatient laparoscopic hysterectomy and is the only gynecologist in West Hills that performs advanced surgical repairs for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Additionally, her in office procedures include endometrial ablation to treat heavy periods and tubal occlusion as a method of birth control. No other physician in the area aside from Dr. Cotter provides these advance treatments in the safety, privacy, and convenience of the office. Dr. Cotter received her BA in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1982 after which she completed medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1987. Her internship and residency training was done at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. After residency she established her private practice where she remains today in West Hills, California. Dr. Renee Cotter is married with two children. She lives close to her office and the West Hills Hospital and Medical Center.Read more

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Dr. Renee Cotter and her staff are dedicated to providing individualized, personalized care in advanced gynecology and offer aesthetic laser treatments. We also offer other aesthetic treatments such as injectables, facial fillers, and botox. I communicate with each of my patients and listen to their unique, individual needs. I strive to explain their medical condition and discuss their treatment options and advise on the beset course of option for their needs. Questions are answered and no patient will leave the office thinking they were rushed through their visit.Read more

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Dr. Renee Cotter has been providing quality care to the West Hills community in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1991. Although...Read more

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Specialties

  • Gynecology
  • Aesthetic & Cosmetic Medicine
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adenomyosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Female Infertility
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Diseases
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Prolapsed Bladder
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexual Pain Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Disorders
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Yeast Infections

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Birth Control
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Depo-Provera® Birth Control Shot
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Essure® Procedure
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Sterilization
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hair Removal
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Implantable Birth Control
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Smartlipo Triplex® Laser Liposuction
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Weight Loss Management

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Education

  • Medical School
    St Louis University

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    White Memorial Medical Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    White Memorial Medical Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Loma Linda University

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California at Santa Cruz

    Graduated in 1982

  • Other Education
    Cynosure SmartLipo Laser Liposuction
    Physician and Surgeon's Certificate

    Completed in 1989

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Renee Cotter has been providing quality care to the West Hills community in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1991. Although Dr. Cotter no longer practices obstetrics, she continues to provide operative gynecology and high quality, in-office care.

Dr. Cotter is one of America's Top Gynecologists and one of the best gynecologic surgeons in West San Fernando Valley. Her primary passion is to provide individualized care to each patient in office and specializes in many outpatient and inpatient procedures. She specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery including outpatient laparoscopic hysterectomy and is the only gynecologist in West Hills that performs advanced surgical repairs for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Additionally, her in office procedures include endometrial ablation to treat heavy periods and tubal occlusion as a method of birth control. No other physician in the area aside from Dr. Cotter provides these advance treatments in the safety, privacy, and convenience of the office. 

Dr. Cotter received her BA in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1982 after which she completed medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1987. Her internship and residency training was done at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. After residency she established her private practice where she remains today in West Hills, California. Dr. Renee Cotter is married with two children. She lives close to her office and the West Hills Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Cotter's Care Philosophy

Dr. Renee Cotter and her staff are dedicated to providing individualized, personalized care in advanced gynecology and offer aesthetic laser treatments. We also offer other aesthetic treatments such as injectables, facial fillers, and botox.

I communicate with each of my patients and listen to their unique, individual needs. I strive to explain their medical condition and discuss their treatment options and advise on the beset course of option for their needs. Questions are answered and no patient will leave the office thinking they were rushed through their visit.