Dr. Steven Plaxe, MD
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Oncology | Male

UC San Diego Health - La Jolla 3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA 92093 Get Directions

Biography

Dr. Plaxe is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the American College of Surgeons. He is Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) and is Principal Investigator at UC San Diego for Gynecologic Oncology Group studies.He received the Ralphael Durfee Physician of the Year Award from the Thrivers' Network in 1997 and has been nationally recognized for excellence in residency education.Dr. Plaxe is widely published in medical journals in the field of gynecologic oncology and is active in a number of professional organizations related to his specialty.U.S. News & World Report has ranked Dr. Plaxe in the top 1% of OB/GYN physicians in the nation.

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based on 7 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Plaxe's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in La Quinta, CA |
I'm shocked by reading the other reviews. He was a bit blunt with the answers to my questions at my first consultation but working in the medical field I find that most good surgeons do not always have the best bedside manner. All his answers were confirmed with another surgeon at a second opinion so I went forward with him as my surgeon. I could not have been happier. He continues to prove to be a good doctor for me and his staff in the desert as well as in La Jolla are all fantastic!
Dearborn, MI |
I can not believe this guy still has a medial license.
Menifee, CA |
To the People who wrote those terrible reviews about dr. Plaxe I would not be alive today if it was not for dr. Plaxe I would not be alive today if it was not for dr. Plaxe he is a wonderful doctor!
in Irvine, CA |
Dr. Plaxe is untrustworthy and the worst doctor I have ever been to. He is pompous beyond belief. He doesn't care for his patients. I wouldn't recommend him to my worst enemy. He caused my healthy daughter to become quite ill and caused our family hardship and heartache. Fortunately a team of competent doctors was able to save her but no thanks to Dr. Plaxe. I don't know where he got his high ratings.
in San Diego, CA |
He was the worst doctor I have ever seen. I was mis-diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer, LMS. I found out by googling my pathology results. He did nothing to help me. As a matter of fact, I recorded him saying it wasn't his job.
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Dr. Plaxe is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the American College of Surgeons. He is Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) and is Principal Investigator at UC San Diego for Gynecologic Oncology Group studies.He received the Ralphael Durfee Physician of the Year Award from the Thrivers' Network in 1997 and has been nationally recognized for excellence in residency education.Dr. Plaxe is widely published in medical journals in the field of gynecologic oncology and is active in a number of professional organizations related to his specialty.U.S. News & World Report has ranked Dr. Plaxe in the top 1% of OB/GYN physicians in the nation.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Oncology
  •  Board certified in Gynecological Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Scleroderma
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    Mount Sinai, School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mt Sinai Sch Med

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pap Smear
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair