Steve Yu, MD, FACOG
Director of United Fibroid Center, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS), General Gynecology
Dr. Yu is a board certified Southern California-based gynecologist with 15+ years of experience. He offers full scope gynecological care to patients of all ages and specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) including invasive fibroid, urinary incontinence and vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Dr. Yu understands the complexities of the female anatomy from years of training, operating, and researching. He believes that each patients deserves the highest standard of quality care, respect, and compassion. As a recognized expert in his field, nationally distinguished speaker, former UCLA faculty and Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG), it is no wonder patients travel near and far to seek him out.
After finishing residency at Case Western Reserve University in 2008, Dr. Yu focused his medical practice on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS). Dr. Yu started his career in Whittier, California and after 4 years was recruited by UCLA due to his expertise in MIGS. During his tenure at UCLA as an Associate Professor, Dr. Yu performed the most MIGS in his Department. He has trained and taught nine classes of graduating chief residents and published numerous studies. Dr. Yu has also given many lectures and presentations at university hospitals and national conferences, such as American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).
Dr. Yu’s philosophy for providing excellent surgical care to all women is based on uterine-sparing minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Yu does not perform hysterectomies unless it’s absolutely necessary, which is rare in his opinion. He firmly believes that women historically have been mistreated when it comes to gynecologic surgical care, evident by the disproportional number of women who have had their uteri and/or ovaries removed. He has performed over a thousand laparoscopic myomectomy procedures (minimally invasive procedure to remove fibroids from the uterus) with tremendous success. These procedures allowed countless women to be free from pelvic pain, urinary frequency and heavy menstruation while still preserving their fertility.
Dr. Yu is also experienced in vaginal rejuvenation. He firmly believes that it is essential for a woman to feel absolutely comfortable and confident with her body, especially after childbirth. Dr. Yu also provides minimally invasive treatment for urinary incontinence without using any mesh material.
In his spare time, Dr. Yu loves to spend time with his two boys – surfing, skateboarding, biking and camping. While in high school, Dr. Yu was an amateur skateboarder with hopes of becoming a professional skateboarder and still continues to be active outdoors cycling and surfing. Dr. Yu also enjoys cooking for his family and friends. Growing up in Los Angeles, he was very inspired by Mexican and Korean cuisines. He now has a professional kitchen at home, two outdoor kitchens, an outdoor pizza oven and big green egg.
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) focused practice
St. George’s University School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Los Alamitos | Ph: (562) 430-4449, 3851 Katella Ave., Ste. 205, Los Alamitos, CA 90720