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.
We 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.
Novoa Medical Services, P.A.
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.Read more >
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.
Dr. Novoa currently has a Primary C-Section rate of 10% which is 3x less than the national average.
Dr. Novoa's current success rate for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section is 90%.
Dr. Novoa's on average delivers more than 20 babies every month.
Dr. Novoa's has successfully delivered more than 3000 babies.
Preventive Care and Health Maintenance
Counseling for Smoking Cessation and Treatment of Obesity
Counseling for Sexual Dysfunction
Primary or Secondary Amenorrhea
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Abnormal Cervical Cytology
Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Defects
Urinary Tract Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Benign Pelvic Masses
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Endocrine Diseases (Diabetes Mellitus, Thyroid or Adrenal Disease)
Diagnosis and Management of Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemias
Recognition and Counseling for Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Narcotics, etc.)
Laparotomy (Other than Tubal Sterilization)
Vaginal Hysterectomy (Including Laparoscopically Assisted)
Operative Laparoscopy (Other than Tubal Sterilization)
Defects in Pelvic Floor
Carcinoma in situ
Urinary Incontinence (Surgical Treatment)
Congenital Abnormalities of the Reproductive Tract
Pelvic Inflammation Disease
Adnexal Problems excluding Ectopic Pregnancy and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Postoperative Wound Complications
Postoperative Thrombophlebitis and/or Embolism
Postoperative Fever for Greater than 48 hours
Rectovaginal or Urinary Tract Fistula
Breech and Other Fetal Malpresentations
Intrapartum Infection (Amnionitis)
Third Trimester Bleeding
Premature Rupture of Membranes
Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes
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
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
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.