JULIO C. NOVOA, M.D.
Dr. Novoa was born in Lima, Peru. He graduated from Meharry Medical College in 1995 with honors. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology through the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in 1999. He began his private practice in August 1999 and has one of the largest solo OB/GYN practices in the El Paso area.
Dr. Novoa has excelled in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as demonstrated by his extensive experience in both fields of his specialty. His interests include the management of teen and high risk pregnancies and deliveries, such as, the Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC) and Twin Vaginal Delivery.
As a OB/GYN surgeon, Dr. Novoa promotes Minimally Invasive procedures which emphasize either a vaginal surgical approach or laparoscopic approach over open abdominal approach to surgery whenever possible.
As a Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Novoa specializes in AWAKE procedures, such as AWAKE Breast Augmentation, AWAKE Liposuction, AWAKE Lipoabdominoplasty (Tummy-Tuck) and AWAKE Vaginal Aesthetic Surgery. His expertise in pelvic reconstruction surgery include Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery (VRS) and Virginal Size Restoration Surgery (VSRS).
Dr. Novoa also specializes in the management of Sexual Dysfunction Disorders, such as Hypoactive Sexual Dysfunction Disorder (HSDD), and offers couples counseling as well as, hormone replacement therapy for the management of sexual dysfunction and problems with orgasm.
Dr. Novoa’s interests include management of teen and high risk pregnancies. He specializes in high risk deliveries such as the Trial of Labor After Cesarean Section (TOLAC)/Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC) and Twin Vaginal Delivery.
He is a panel member of the Del Sol Teen Center and Sierra Providence Teen Centers. He is also the Medical Director of the Novoa Women and Teen Center whose mission is to reduce the rate of Cesarean Section (C-section) in the El Paso area.Despite delivering more than 5000 babies since starting his practice in 1999, and currently delivering more than 200 babies per year, Dr. Novoa has one of the lowest C-section rates in the United States which is currently lower than 7 percent for primary deliveries. His current rate of C-section for TOLAC deliveries is 10%.He has strived to establish and maintain a level of excellence which is best exemplified by his practice statistics which he posts monthly on his website, http://www.drnovoa.com
*The current rate of Cesarean Section in the US is above 30 percent. The World Health Organization (WHO), and the US Department of Health and Human Services (Healthy People 2010) recommend a primary C-section rate at or below 15 percent. Each of these organizations also encourage offering TOLAC/VBAC to patients although fewer than 5 percent of Obstetricians offer this service.
Dr. Novoa is trained in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery as well as in office and outpatient procedures for the diagnosis and management of urinary incontinence, abnormal vaginal bleeding and abnormal PaP smears. He also specializes in pelvic reconstructive surgery for the treatment of vaginal and uterine prolapse and procidentia, as well as, cosmetic gynecology. Currently he is the only OB/GYN in El Paso offering Virginal Size Restoration Surgery (VSRS).Dr. Novoa’s knowledge and experience related to obstetrics has directly influenced his gynecological training and his practice. He has performed hundreds of vaginal and vulvar modifications following vaginal deliver, which has placed him in a small circle of reconstructive pelvic surgeons and Cosmetic Gynecologists.
Dr. Novoa provides services traditionally offered by OB/GYN doctors. He has further expanded his practice to include contemporary services which include cosmetic procedures such as facial rejuvenation, laser hair removal, body piercing, scar revision, BOTOX, and Fillers. Dr. Novoa also offers hormonal treatment for the management of sexual dysfunction for both men (Andropause) and women (Female Sexual Dysfunction).
Dr. Novoa provides the following AWAKE Procedures to his patients wishing cosmetic improvement.
- AWAKE Breast Augmentation
- AWAKE Liposuction
- AWAKE Lipoabdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
- AWAKE Vaginal Rejuvenation and Virginal Size Restoration Surgery