Dr. Cheryl C. Saenz, MD

Dr. Cheryl C. Saenz, MD

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    Cheryl Saenz, MD, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist. She specializes in the preventive and treatment aspects of gynecologic cancer care. Dr. Saenz is also dedicated to educating women who are at risk for these types of cancers, which include cancers of the cervix, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.As a professor in the Department of Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Saenz instructs medical students, residents and fellows. She has coauthored numerous articles and book chapters, and has lectured at both local and national conferences.Dr. Saenz is a member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), the largest multi-institutional organization conducting research into the treatment and prevention of gynecologic cancers. She is also a member of the board of directors and the chair of the Education Committee for the Foundation for Womens Cancer, which sponsors many courses around the country each year for survivors of ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancers, amongst other forms of cancer.Dr. Saenz completed her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and her residency in reproductive medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree at UC Irvine College of Medicine. Dr. Saenz is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic oncology. She speaks fluent Spanish.She is a recipient of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award, which recognizes outstanding investigators whose participation and activities promote successful clinical trials research programs. Dr. Saenz has also been elected as a top doctor in San Diego Magazines Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/cancer/Pages/default.aspx.

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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN)

    Hematology / Oncology Specialist

    Education & Training

    Univ Ca San Diego Med Ctr, Obstetrics And Gynecology (Residency)

    Medical Degree - UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine

    Other Degree - UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego

    Other Degree - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

    Medical Degree - Gynecologic Oncologist

    Medical Degree - Professor of Reproductive Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology



    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by an Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN), like Dr. Cheryl Saenz, may include:

    OB-GYN Consultation, Birth Control / Contraception, Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam, STD Check, Osteoporosis Evaluation, Ultrasound, Menopause Consultation, OB-GYN Follow Up, Pregnancy Follow Up, Menopause Follow Up, Gynecology Consultation, Gynecology Follow Up, Abortion (Surgical), Tubal Ligation / Sterilization, Vulvar Biopsy, Colposcopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Freezing of Gynecologic Warts, Genetic Counseling / Pregnancy Screening, Gynecologic Biopsy, Artificial Insemination / Intra-Uterine, IUD Insertion, Lunelle Removal, Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultation, Maternal Fetal Medicine Follow Up, Abortion (Medical), Miscarriage Management by Vacuum Aspiration, Post-Partum Visit, Essure / Incision Free Sterilization, Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation, IUD Removal, Nexplanon Removal, Nexplanon Insertion, LEEP Procedure (For Abnormal Pap Smear), Endometrial Ablation, Hysteroscopy, Pregnancy Test, Epidural Catheter, Cesarean Delivery, Cervical Cerclage, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Obstetric Follow Up, Prenatal Care, Cardiotocography, Fetal Scalp Blood Testing, Fetal Scalp Stimulation Test, Oxytocin Challenge Test, Group B Streptococcus Screen, Hysterectomy, Fetoscopy, Fertility Awareness / Natural Family Planning, Pessary Fitting, Pessary Follow Up, Nexplanon Replacement, Tubal Ligation Reversal, Fertility Counseling, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy, Minimally Invasive Excision of Endometriosis, Minimally Invasive Fibroid Removal, Gynecologic Surgery Consultation, Gynecologic Surgery Follow Up, Contraception Removal, Laser Treatment for Gynecologic Warts, Well Women's Exam, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Birth Control / Contraception Consultation, Hormone Pellet Therapy, Sonohysterogram, Potassium Chloride Sensitivity Test (PST), Fetal Non-Stress Test (NST), Abortion Consultation, Antepartum Care, Anterior Repair, Bladder Training, Breast Examination, Cervical Conization, Cone Biopsy, Dilation And Curettage (D&C), First Trimester Screening, Myomectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Maternal Fibroids, Needle Suspension Surgery, Oophorectomy, Ovarian Cystectomy, Partial Hysterectomy, Pelvic Reconstruction, Posterior Repair, Postpartum Care, Prophylactic Oophorectomy, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulation, Abortion Follow Up and Confirmation of Pregnancy

    For detailed information, please contact Dr. Saenz's office.


    Please contact Dr. Saenz's office to confirm accepted insurance plans.


    UC San Diego Health La Jolla - Moores Cancer Center - Gynecological Cancers

    3855 Health Sciences Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 822-6100

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Cheryl Saenz accepting new patients?

    Yes, Cheryl Saenz is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Cheryl Saenz offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Saenz's office at (858) 822-6100 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Cheryl Saenz offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Saenz's office at (858) 822-6100 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Cheryl Saenz speak?

    Cheryl Saenz speaks English and Spanish.

    Which board certifications does Cheryl Saenz have?

    Cheryl Saenz is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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