Gynecologic surgeon Sandra Laveaux, MD, MPH

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Sandra Laveaux, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director, Center for the Advanced Treatment and Research (CATeR) of Uterine Fibroids

Sandra Laveaux, MD, MPH, provides expert care for women at all life stages, from puberty through menopause. She specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain.

Her fellowship training in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery provided Dr. Laveaux with specialized training and expertise in the field of advanced laparoscopy and robotics. She favors a minimally invasive approach to the care of her patients, understanding that this approach leads to less pain, shorter length of hospital stay, faster recovery, improved cosmetics and greater patient satisfaction.

Her surgical areas of expertise include advanced operative office hysteroscopy, as well as vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic and complex open surgical techniques.

Dr. Laveaux is a funded clinical researcher and is well published. She has co-authored multiple book chapters on robotic surgery in benign gynecology. Her research interests include the role of technology in women’s health, as well as the local and global impact of technologic advances in the management of abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic pain.

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  • Advancing Minimally Invasive. Gynecology Worldwide
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Practicing Since

  • 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Ross University School of Medicine

Residency

  • Geisinger Medical Center

Fellowship

  • New York Presbyterian Columbia Univ. Med. Ctr.

Other Grad Education

  • George Washington University,MPH

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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At The Forefront Live: Fibroids and Endometriosis Explained

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons Shari Snow, MD, Laura Douglass, MD, and Sandra Laveaux, MD, MPH, discuss fibroids and endometriosis. Both conditions can cause severe pelvic pain and heavy bleeding, but are decidedly different.

Dr. Shari Snow, Dr. Laura Douglass and Dr. Sandra Laveaux speak with Tim Brown abut fibroids and endometriosis.
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