Endometriosis Center

The UCSF Endometriosis Center provides personalized treatment and care for women with all stages of endometriosis and related disorders. Our team includes experts from diverse backgrounds and specialties, including gynecologic surgeons, physical therapists, urogynecologists, sexual health experts, alternative and integrative medicine providers, pain experts, infertility doctors, radiologists and psychologists. We work together to create a comprehensive plan tailored to each patient.

We help women address the symptoms and complications of endometriosis, including:

  • Adenomyosis (endometrial tissue within the uterine wall)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Heavy periods
  • Infertility
  • Lower back and stomach pain during periods

  • Nausea

  • Pain with urination or with a full bladder

  • Pelvic pain and cramping before and during periods
  • Pelvic pain during intercourse

An initial consultation typically includes a review of your medical history, a pelvic exam and a discussion of treatment options. At the end, you'll receive a comprehensive plan that you can share with your gynecologist.

If surgery is considered, our surgeons can perform vaginal, laparoscopic or robotic procedures through incisions as small as 5 to 8 millimeters. We may use these minimally invasive approaches for hysterectomy, myomectomy or removal of endometrial tissue.

Research

As a patient of the UCSF Endometriosis Center, you have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research. If you are interested in participating in a study, please ask your provider for more information.

Information on our research work is also available at:

Making an Appointment

You do not need to be a UCSF patient to make an appointment at the center. A referral from your physician is preferred but not required.

Before your appointment, we will need your medical history and records on file, including any imaging tests. These may include:

  • Any gynecologic surgery reports
  • Notes from your last gynecology visit
  • Radiology reports related to your condition (MRI, CT or ultrasound of your pelvis) from the last 12 months, with images on CD
  • Colonoscopy report
  • Any notes from urology, gastroenterology or other applicable specialties

Please fax records to (415) 885-7496.

Please also complete our new patient intake form before your appointment. Email the completed form to venice.ayala@ucsf.edu

Related Information

How to Reach Us

We see patients at two locations:

Mount Zion Campus
2356 Sutter St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Hours: Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mission Bay Campus
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Hours: Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: (415) 885-7788
Fax: (415) 885-7496

Our Team

Bevin Daniels
Bevin Daniels,
physical therapist
Linda Giudice
Dr. Linda Giudice,
obstetrician, gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist
Jeannette Lager
Dr. Jeannette Lager,
obstetrician and gynecologist
Felicia Lester
Dr. Felicia Lester,
obstetrician and gynecologist
Kavita Mishra
Dr. Kavita Mishra,
urogynecologist
Evelyn Mok-Lin
Dr. Evelyn Mok-Lin,
reproductive endocrinologist
Jessica Opoku-Anane
Tami Rowen
Dr. Tami Rowen,
obstetrician and gynecologist
Nikita Shah
Nikita Shah,
physical therapist