Dr. Steven Plaxe, MD

Dr. Steven Plaxe, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Steven Plaxe, MD is an oncology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Mount Sinai, School of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in oncology, medical oncology, and more.Read his story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Plaxe performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Uterine Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Gynecologic Cancer
very high
more than 96% of peers
Ovarian Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Plaxe's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Plaxe's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Plaxe "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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4  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

68  Conditions Treated


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31  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • 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
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 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.


  • Mount Sinai, School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Mt Sinai Sch Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Plaxe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Plaxe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Plaxe to family and friends
8 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Plaxe's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Amazing Doctor! From the start he explained what I had and exactly what I needed (surgery). He is the best!
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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...more
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I can not believe this guy still has a medial license.
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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!
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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...more
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