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Dr. Edward Ramirez

Fertility Medicine, Gynecology
Monterey, CA
37 years experience male

Locations

Fertility & Gynecology Center, Monterey Bay IVF

Monterey, CA

Address

9833 Blue Larkspur Lane, Monterey, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:30 pm
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Practice website

Fax

(831) 649-9010

Insurances accepted

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Edward Ramirez, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. is a Board Certified specialist, who has been providing specialized infertility and gynecology care for the past two decades. He has a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a B.A. in Philosophy attained simultaneously from the University of California at Irvine. A graduate of the Stanford University School of Medicine, he did his specialty training in OB-GYN at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, the Pacific referral center for all the U.S. Armed Forces. He received sub-specialty training in advanced reproductive technologies at the world-renowned Pacific Fertility Center with Dr. Geoffrey Sher, one of the first pioneers of IVF in the United States. Dr. Sher had trained under Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Edwards and Dr. Patrick Steptoe, the originators of IVF.

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.

Fertility Medicine, Gynecology

Fertility Medicine

Languages spoken

Japanese

Doctor Q&A

77 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Spotting & Cramping: You may want to do a pregnancy test. A woman's hormones rapidly change after conception. Some of the early signs include spotting, cramping, breast ch... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: Sometimes the ovary does not ovulate and the follicle cyst persists. It will continue to enlarge and can become as big as a baseball. Eventually it wi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends: Depending on the type of tubal ligation was done. Because the tube is readily accessible, the physician will usually cut, tie and burn a large segment... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Polycystic Ovarian : Polycystic ovary syndrome, or pcos, is an endocrine condition in which a woman has an imbalance of female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cy... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Very safe: Art has been used in the United States since 1981 to help women become pregnant, most commonly through the transfer of fertilized human eggs into a wo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: If your doctor has a good ultrasound machine sometimes you can hear and you can definitely see it (depending on the position of the fetus).
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Age: Age & lifestyle choices, like smoking, drugs & excessive alcohol use, may impact sperm production.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Stay on it: ...Until you are ready to get pregnant. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is my preferred birth control pill for my pcos patients. I recently h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Get evaluated: If you are asking whether you may have trouble conceiving, it sounds like you have a double whammy. Endo and pcos are two big contributors to infertil... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
2-3 months: The Depo-Provera can linger for a while but I have never seen it take more than 2-3 months. If you want to start trying for pregnancy sooner, you coul... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
By: By 6.5 weeks gestational age, a fetal pole and heart beat can be detected by ultrasound.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
TTC For One Year: Most couples need to try for at least one year before seeing a physician for an evaluation. The chances that a normal, healthy woman (under 35 yo) reg... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Maybe: One cause of light bleeding that does need medical attention is when it occurs after the pregnancy has already been diagnosed. This bleeding may be a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Probably not: I see that you are 41 and that is probably playing a much larger role in your secondary infertility than stress. At your current age, you probably hav... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Check With SART: In order to get a good idea of how different centers perform, look at sart and the cdc for info on ivf center success rates. Pcos & autoimmune disorde... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Probably not: The fact that you are not having periods is a sign that your ovaries are not functioning and therefore not ovulating. Because of that, you are not pro... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends: If treated, chlamydia can be cured. Sexually active women under 25 should be tested. Untreated, about 40% of women with untreated chlamydia will devel... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends: It sounds like you have had an ovulatory dysfunction. I would suggest you see your ob/gyn for an evaluation. If you are ttc, then you need to find ou... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Not necessarily.: Natural cycle ivf times your retrieval with your natural cycle. Conventional ivf uses the birth control pill & not just for the doctor's convenience.... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
BCP or Fert Drugs: Pcos is an ovarian dysfunction. If you are not trying to pregnant the treatment of choice is the birth control pill. If you are trying to get pregnant... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Not true: You cannot have a period while pregnant since pregnancy causes the cessation of your ovulatory cycles. If you bleed while pregnant it is an abnormal b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
See specialist: If you do not want to get pregnant you need the birth control pill protocol to over-ride the ovaries and keep a normal cycle. This gives the essentia... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
It is unlikely: Sorry but chlamydia is one of the top reasons for infertility in women who suffer from std's. Treatment with antibiotics should have been started as s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
I would recommend: ... A natural treatment for the prevention of yeast, which is to use plain yogurt, mix it in a douche bottle (buy a douching kit from the store but do... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
BCP or Metformin: For non-insulin resistant patients the treatment varies, depending on whether a patient is trying for pregnancy or not. Birth control pills for those ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
IVF: In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Some Guess Work: The least likely time to conceive is from day one to day seven. If your cycle is different from 28 days on average you have to adjust the calculations... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
No: Tampons and douching cannot cause hydrosalpinx. Hydrosalpinx is commonly caused by an old infection in the fallopian tubes. These infections may be ca... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Get: Get 7 to 9 hrs of sleep every night. Resting on your side will improve blood flow to baby.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
21st Day: In order to know whether ovulation occurs, there should also be a mid-luteal Progesterone blood test on cycle days 20-22.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Infertility: Clomid (clomiphene) is a fertility medication only in that it is used to treat infertility. In actuality, it is an ovulation inducing drug. That is, i... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Not likely: Hormone replacement therapy remains one of the most effective means of controlling and sometimes eliminating these symptoms. Our current thinking is t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Vaginal lesions: Granulation tissue in the vagina or other vaginal lesions. Granulation tissue is the body's way of "overhealing" a wound.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
TTC: When you are trying to conceive, either through an ovulation induction cycle or through ivf, the infertility specialist will discuss with you your egg... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Perhaps: There are many reports of "implantation pain" by women who undergo ivf treatment, for instance. No one has definitively come up for a precise medical ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Repair: Repair for tubal ligations offers pregnancy rates from 10% - 80%. Is this procedure right for me?
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Possibly: Damage to the endometrim can cause some scarring that may lead to infertility. The fact that you are 40 and have been trying to conceive for over a ye... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends: If you have been trying for over a year then you & your partner should be referred to a specialist for evaluation. Good health (good bmi), diet, no sm... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
IVF: Art includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. In general, art procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a wom... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends: Most women ovulate between cycle 12-14. In the average 28 day cycle the egg is produced around day 14. Sperm can live happily 48 hours in the vagina o... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
In 10 days: A bhcg can be done in as little as 10 days to confirm a pregnancy...Although this early it could be a "chemical" pregnancy. Typically after ivf or IUI... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Pain after FET: Some patients will experience sharp or stabbing pains, on the other hand, that may not be from implantation but more from the ovaries. About three da... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Go see your doctor: If you haven't had your period in over a year you have secondary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea is when a woman who has had normal menstrual cycles ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Not usually: Depends on the type and if you have pcos. If your baseline Estradiol is elevated, it is not normal, and something has to be producing the estrogen. In... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
I would recommend...: This natural treatment for the prevention of yeast, which is to use plain yogurt, mix it in a douche bottle (buy a douching kit from the store but don... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Possibly: The exact cause of pof is unknown. Most think that it is an autoimmune problem, whereby somehow the body is shutting down the ovary. However, pregnanc... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
No: There are no studies indicating that aromatherapy is beneficial or alleviates symptoms of pcos. It may make you fee "mentally" better, on the other ha... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: Supplements such as proxeed, fertility blend or fertilaidmen are vitamins with ingredients that are supposed to enhance sperm production and motility.... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
See an RE: If you suspect that your wife has premature ovarian failure, then going to see an infertility specialist would be the next step. You need a thorough e... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
After: There are two steps prior to ovulation: (1) your brain (hypothalamus and pituitary) sends a signal to the ovaries to stimulate the growth of a follic... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
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Dr. Ramirez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Salinas, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Salinas, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Salinas, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine
The Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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