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Dr. Steven Vasilev

Gynecologic Oncology
Los Angeles, CA
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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About

Bio

In brief I was born in California but raised with strong European roots. I knew I wanted to be in health care since I was about eight and actually started out in chiropractic school, but having already been involved in cancer research I didn't think this would get me where I wanted to go. So, while I maintained an interest in integrative health, I went to medical school, residency and fellowship in a traditional fashion. As a women's health expert and integrative gynecologic oncologist I am a professor, author, and active researcher. As a fellow human, I am a husband, son, father and generally upbeat person who loves to have fun.

Specialties
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Gynecologic Oncology

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecologic Oncology 37 years experience
Fluid irritating: The fluid or blood that comes out of a ruptured cyst irritates the internal skin lining of your body, called the "peritoneum". Your body absorbs it, and then the pain goes away.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecologic Oncology 37 years experience
PRE-cancer: Dysplasia refers to abnormal cells on the cervical surface that can progress to cancer if ignored. It is usually caused by a virus called HPV. These can be seen under a microscope when a pathologist looks at a biopsy and can be suggested by an abnormal Pap smear. If the dysplasia is "low grade" it may go away on its own. If "high grade" you need treatment by surgery, laser or freezing the area.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecologic Oncology 37 years experience
Not related to ovary: It is not really possible to feel your ovaries unless you had a very large tumor. More likely that a lump in the lower abdomen over the pelvis may be a hernia.

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vasilev is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vasilev is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I wondered why it hurt so bad every time it ruptured! My ovarian cyst is 2" in diameter and ruptures every couple months. Feels like I'm being stabbed. Now I know why! T...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot doctor
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

USC KENNETH NORRIS JR CANCER HOSPITAL

Awards

"Best Doctors in America"

Affiliations

Society Of Gynecologic Oncologists
American College Of Surgeons
American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists
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