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Dr. Andrew Villa

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chandler, AZ
male

Locations

Office

Chandler, AZ

Address

New Horizons Women's Care, 1950 W. Frye Rd., Chandler, AZ
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Arizona Ob/Gyn Affiliates

Chandler, AZ

About

Bio

At the New Horizon's branch of AOA, excellence is not a policy decision, it's a mind-set, an attitude and a way of thinking and behaving. We've created a climate where quality isn't just something we do, but a feature of who we are as an organization.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

74 Answers
32 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uterine muscle opens: A "ruptured uterus" usually refers to the separation of a previous uterine incision while attempting a vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean). It may als... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No,but not worrisome: Having "2 periods" really close together may actually be the same period - the uterine lining may not have completely shed during the first bleeding e... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need evaluation: You should be evaluated in order to determine the viability of the pregnancy and to make sure you do not have an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. The diarr... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Metronidazole may clear vaginal odor if the odor is caused by bacterial vaginosis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: The cervix and vagina may become more sensitive during the menstrual cycle due to hormonal and blood flow changes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Many women have cramping in early pregnancy. The uterus is a muscle and women will sometimes experience menstrual type cramping in early pregnancy. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Depakote (valproic acid) is a pregnancy category d, which means that the medication has been show to be associated with fetal abnormalities. Depakote... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Paliperidone is a "pregnancy category c" medication. This means that there may be risks with using the medication. Specifically for paliperidone, in... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Your physician can prescribe refills or a new prescription of valtrex (valacyclovir).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exercise, Calcium: Exercise - especially weight bearing exercise will help to increase bone mass (premenopausal) or slow down the rate of bone loss (post menopausal). ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The heavy bleeding may not be related to endometriosis. However, if your bleeding is extremely heavy, you can become anemic or even be in need of a b... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends if the chicken has the skin or is skinless. Cooked in oil, type of oil, butter, etc. Generally, how a food is cooked, and what it's cooked... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rarely needed: It is pretty rare that a women will need to have a surgical procedure in order to have intercourse. If you have extreme pain with intercourse or yo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infection: The most likely causes of these symptoms are a urinary tract infection and/or a vaginal infection. You should see your primary care physician or yo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Painful Bladder: Ic is a condition that has multiple symptoms. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, urinary urgency and pain in the bladder and pelvic area. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Increase circulation: The most common cause of this is that during pregnancy there is an increase in your blood circulation. Many times there are small vlood vessels in th... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: If you began the NuvaRing on the day you were supposed to start the new pack of birth control pills - you may be protected. If you started the Nuva... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: Straterra is a class c drug which means it has shown to be a risk in animal studies (or no animal studies have been completed) but not enough informat... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Change diet/exercise: Decrease intake of fats, salt and sugar during this time and increase intake of complex carbohydrates. Six small meals rather than 3 larger meals wil... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Muscle fatigue: Muscle fatigue from continued activation of the same muscles over a period of time. This can lead to overcompensation by the surrounding muscles and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May get worse: A rectocele - the rectum bulges into or out of the vagina, may or may not get worse without surgery. Ways to decrease the symptoms of a rectocele i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: The answer depends on the type of heart problem you have/had and if the surgery completely corrected the problem. You should discuss the possibilit... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Over the counter med: Symptoms of fibrocystic breast changes include lumpy and tender breasts, swelling, itching and pain. Symptoms often occur in both breasts. Treatme... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Clitoral orgasm is ok provided that there is no penetration of anything into the vagina.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Menstrual bleeing should not occur during pregnancy but there may be some implantation bleeding/spotting or bleeding related to a threatened miscarria... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Areola pigment will usually change color (lighten) after pregnancy but it may take many months and they may not return completely to their original co... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: Skin tags are common on the perineum. However it can also be something different like a genital wart. You should see a medical provider to evaluate ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There's no evidence that drinking alcohol will cure an std. Specific antibiotics are necessary to be treated appropriately for specific std's. It's ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Implantation will not make the ovaries sore, however, there will be a cyst on one of the ovaries (where the egg came from) that may cause some discomf... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Extra iron & folate (folic acid): The recommended daily vitamin requirements is increased during pregnancy - especially iron and folic acid. A prenatal vitamin supplement will provide... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Phenytoin use during pregnancy has been associated with many fetal abnormalities including, head and facial abnormalities, brain abnormalities, and de... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reduces birth defect: 0.4 mg of Folic Acid starting 1 month prior to conception and during the first trimester has shown to decrease the risk of a neural tube defect - spin... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You may be pregnant. You should follow up with your pcp or OB physician. There are several other possibilities that may cause these symptoms, incl... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May still come: Your period may still come during the next week or so. I don't think you need to do anything about it at this point. You should call your physician ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: Twin pregnancies have a higher risk of many different types of birth defects compared to singleton pregnancies. The birth defects may range from ve... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Relatively short: You should discuss the planned procedure and post-op care with your surgeon. Generally, a rectocele (posterior) repair recovery time is relatively ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Change diet/exercise: In order to maintain a lower weight, one must change their eating/exercise habits (life long) from when they were at their previous heavier weight. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Relatively short: You should discuss the planned procedure and post-op care with your surgeon. Generally, a rectocele (posterior) repair recovery time is relatively ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: "blood poisoning" would usually mean that there is bacteria in the blood. Blood tests can be performed that measure the number of white blood cells -... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
We don't know: We believe night sweats and hot flashes occur in post menopausal women as a result of interactions of the nervous system with the vascular system in e... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Higher levels of mercury are found in certain types of seafood. Seafood to avoid in pregnancy include tilefish, swordfish, king mackerel, and shark. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Third trimester: Generally, stretch marks will occur after a pregnant mom begins to really show. They occur more commonly later in pregnancy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Most studies do not demonstrate any teratogenic effects (birth defects) from exposure to depo-provera during pregnancy.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Higher levels of mercury are found in certain types of seafood. Seafood to avoid in pregnancy include tilefish, swordfish, king mackerel, and shark. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Make appointment: There may be several factors causing you to not ovulate. Certain hormone levels may need to be evaluated and possible an ultrasound to evaluate your ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervical bleeding: Usually if bleeding occurs after a vaginal ultrasound, the most common reason is the cervix was irritated during the ultrasound. This will usually res... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: During pregnancy and the postpartum time, women's breasts will enlarge and stretch. Even if you do not breast feed, changes to your breasts will occu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doc: It's common for feet to swell during the last trimester. It is also common to have one ankle/leg to swell more than the other. When one leg is swoll... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: During treatment of endometriosis with lupron, danazole, or synarel, (nafarelin) women will usually have a menstrual cycle during the first month of t... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uterine sample: Usually an endometrial biopsy is completed in the office by inserting a small catheter/tube through your cervix and into the uterus. This takes a sam... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Villa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Villa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! I had a cystoscopy to check for IC and was "negative"
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks alot realy you guide me to right specialist
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks doc very helpful indeed

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
MD

Residency

University of South Florida

Residency

TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Super Docs Awards
Patient Choice Award
HealthTap Top Doctor Summer 2013

Affiliations

Arizona Ob/Gyn Affiliates
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