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A recent study published in Consumer Reports (May, 2014) showed that hospitals in the El Paso area rank among the highest in the nation as far as the rate of primary Cesarean Section. In fact, depending on the day or the doctor, a patient can have up to a 50% chance of having a Cesarean Section.

The Novoa Women & Teen Centers were created in 2012 in response to the ever increasing rate of Cesarean Section.

While offering free initial consultations (as referrals from the Del Sol and Sierra Providence Teen Centers), as well as, free pregnancy testing, our centers also offer the services of Dr. Novoa, an award winning obstetrician specializing in high-risk deliveries such as vaginal birth after Cesarean Section (VBAC) and vaginal birth after two Cesarean sections (VBA2C) and Twin Vaginal Delivery (TVD).

The Novoa Women & Teen Centers are the only pregnancy teen centers in El Paso demonstrating an accountability of excellence by providing month by month statistics of the number of patients delivered vaginally and by Cesarean Section.

No other Teen Center in El Paso is able to demonstrate an average rate of Cesarean Section at or below 10% for primary Cesarean section, VBAC and VBA2C.

The success of our teen centers is based on the Novoa Birth Plan (NBP) protocol. The Novoa Birth Plan (NBP) has been used in over 3000 deliveries over the past 15 years.

Dr. Novoa's Birth Plan has a vaginal delivery success rate for low and high-risk patients; Trial of Labor After Cesarean (TOLAC) patients with previous Cesarean Section x1 and x2; and Twin Vaginal Delivery (TVD) patients of between 90-97%.

The adjusted vaginal delivery averages for Dr. Novoa's Birth Plan for "low-risk patients" as defined by the department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the Healthy People 2010 and 2020 guidelines is between 95-97%.

Dr. Novoa's standards set him apart from everyone else. Although Dr. Novoa is a panel member of the Del Sol and Sierra Teen Centers, he created the Novoa Women & Teen Centers to provide the highest quality of care with documented accountability of results.

The Essure Controversy

"After reviewing a number of Informed Consent documents available online, including the draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff, we found that NONE meet the minimum standards for informing women of the risks of the ESSURE Permanent Birth Control Device.

We created one that we felt met the minimum requirements based on the most recent information availabe. Please review the following ESSURE Informed Consent. After reading this, would you sign it and still get the ESSURE device placed?

Essure Informed Consent Form

Health Information Privacy

Group of WomenWe strive to be compliant to all HIPPA regulations. The Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, which requires covered entities and business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety.

Julio C. Novoa, M.D.
Medical Director
Novoa Medical Services, P.A.

Our Physician

Dr. Novoa is the only Cosmetic OB/GYN in the El Paso area providing services to include Cosmetic Surgery, Reproductive Health, Sexual Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology and AWAKE procedures as well as primary case services and high-risk obstetrical care to include Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC) and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section x2 (VBA2C).

The Cosmetic OB/GYN practices a multi-disciplinary "Minimally Invasive Surgery" approach to the management of women's health care.

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In order to be a good doctor, it is important that you treat each patient as if they were your grandmother, mother, wife, sister or daughter. Each patient is special and they should be made to feel that way.

- Julio C. Novoa, Jr., M.D.

Practice Stats

C-Section Rate

Dr. Novoa currently has a Primary C-Section rate of 10% which is 3x less than the national average.

VBAC Success Rate

Dr. Novoa's current success rate for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section is 90%.

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Monthly Deliveries

Dr. Novoa's on average delivers more than 20 babies every month.

3000
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Total Deliveries

Dr. Novoa's has successfully delivered more than 3000 babies.

Our Services

Office Categories

Preventive Care and Health Maintenance

Counseling for Smoking Cessation and Treatment of Obesity

Counseling for Sexual Dysfunction

Contraception

Psychosomatic Problems

Genetic Counseling

Primary or Secondary Amenorrhea

Hirsutism

Infertility

Hyperprolactinemia

Endometriosis

Menopausal Care

Office Surgery

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal Cervical Cytology

Pelvic Pain

Vaginal Discharge

Vulvar Disease

Breast Disease

Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Defects

Urinary Tract Infections

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Preconceptional Counseling

Immunizations

Pediatric Gynecology

Sexual Assault

Spousal Abuse

Dysmenorrhea

Premenstrual Syndrome

Benign Pelvic Masses

Vaginal Ultrasonography

Back Pain

Respiratory Tract Diseases

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Cardiovascular Diseases

Endocrine Diseases (Diabetes Mellitus, Thyroid or Adrenal Disease)

Hypertension

Diagnosis and Management of Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemias

Recognition and Counseling for Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Narcotics, etc.)

Depression

Geriatrics

Gynecology Categories

Abdominal Hysterectomy

Laparotomy (Other than Tubal Sterilization)

Vaginal Hysterectomy (Including Laparoscopically Assisted)

Diagnostic Laparoscopy

Operative Laparoscopy (Other than Tubal Sterilization)

Operative Hysteroscopy

Uterine Myomas

Defects in Pelvic Floor

Endometriosis

Tubal Sterilization

Invasive Carcinoma

Carcinoma in situ

Infertility Treatment

Infertility Evaluation

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence (Surgical Treatment)

Ectopic Pregnancy

Pelvic Pain

Congenital Abnormalities of the Reproductive Tract

Pelvic Inflammation Disease

Adnexal Problems excluding Ectopic Pregnancy and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Vulvar Masses

Vulvar Ulcers

Adenomyosis

Postoperative Wound Complications

Postoperative Thrombophlebitis and/or Embolism

Postoperative Fever for Greater than 48 hours

Rectovaginal or Urinary Tract Fistula

Colposcopy

Obstetrics Categories

Breech and Other Fetal Malpresentations

Intrapartum Infection (Amnionitis)

Puerperal Infection

Third Trimester Bleeding

Multifetal Pregnancy

Cesarean Hysterectomy

Premature Rupture of Membranes

Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes

Preterm Delivery

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (Chronic hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia)

Second Trimester Spontaneous Abortion

Cardiovascular and/or Pulmonary Diseases Complicating Pregnancy

Renal Diseases and/or Neurological Diseases Complicating Pregnancy

Hematological Disease and/or Endocrine Diseases Complicating Pregnancy

Infections Complicating Pregnancy

Postterm Pregnancy

Abnormal Fetal Growth

Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Delivery

Pregnancies Complicated by Fetal Anomalies

Pregnancies Complicated by Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (HIV)

Primary Cesarean Delivery

Repeat Cesarean Delivery

Inductions and/or Augmentations of Labor

Readmission for Maternal Complication Up to 6 Weeks Postpartum

Contact

Emergencies

If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

If your matter is an emergency (only) and you need to speak to Dr. Novoa concerning this emergency after the office has closed, please call 915.731.1776. If you have a question that is not an immediate emergency, please call during office hours. A nurse or physician will assist you as soon as possible.

Central Office

5140 Montana Avenue
El Paso, TX 79903

915.595.9944
915.595.9944

Hours
Monday: 8am - 4:30pm
Monday Evening Hours: 5 - 7pm

East Office

10781 Pebble Hills, Suite A
El Paso, TX 79935

915.595.9944
915.595.9944

Hours
Tues, Wed & Thurs: 8am - 4:30pm
Tues, Wed & Thurs Evening Hours: 5 - 7pm