High risk pregnancies require special attention for the mother and baby. Dr. Shamsah Amersi MD, FACOG provides high-risk obstetrics services to patients in and around Santa Monica, California. Dr. Amersi graduated medical school and completed her residency at University of California, San Francisco. Today, she enjoys hospital privileges at Santa Monica - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Amersi speaks both English and Spanish.
What are High Risk Obstetric Services?
High-risk obstetric services provide advanced attention to address problems experienced by the mother or baby during pregnancy. The advanced care provided by Dr. Shamsah Amersi MD can improve the outcome for both mother and baby.
Who is Considered High Risk?
An obstetrician might consider a woman to have a high-risk pregnancy if the patient experiences pre-term labor or is likely to experience early labor because of multiple pregnancies, or a history of pre-term labor. Women with cervical weakening, uterine or placental abnormalities may have high-risk pregnancies, as can women who have a history of late-term pregnancy loss or stillbirths. Females over the age of 40, or who have pre-existing medical conditions such as including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease may be at greater risk for problems during pregnancy. Doctors will treat any pregnancy where the baby shows signs of genetic disorders or other anomalies as high-risk.
Why Does Experience Count?
Experience in high-risk obstetrics improves pregnancy outcome for both mother and baby. High-risk obstetric practitioners like Dr. Shamsah Amersi MD have the training, experience and available tools to properly diagnose and treat conditions that increase the risk for problems during pregnancy and delivery. High-risk obstetric services use state-of-the-art technology, such as ultrasounds, non-stress tests, biophysical profiles, Doppler velocimetry, fetal echocardiography, genetic counseling and more to provide optimal outcomes for families. Other advanced services include first-trimester screening for chromosomal abnormalities, sometimes known as an ultrascreen, Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS), and amniocentesis.
Dr. Shamsah Amersi MD has the experience and training high-risk obstetrics patients in Santa Monica, CA need for happy, healthy pregnancies.
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"Dr. Amersi is a fantastic, loving, and attentive doctor. She has been nothing but supportive and answers every question I have"
"Dr. Amersi & staff are top notch. From check-in to post appt problems with a prescription, they were attentive, thorough and happy"
"I had a consultation with Dr. Amersi yesterday. Love her! Love the offices!"
"Dr. Amersi is absolutely wonderful. Not only is she attentive and nurturing, but she makes you feel like an old friend"
"It took me 7 years to find the right gynecologist, and Dr. Amersi is it. Her office is so peaceful and her staff is so kind. I am so grateful to have found her!"
"I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about four years now and I absolutely love her"
"I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about 9 years now and couldn't be more pleased with her level of care, understanding, knowledge and professionalism"
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"Her office was very pretty & her staff was friendly. Even though I hate these types of visits Dr Amersi was very friendly, welcoming & made the visit easy :)"
" Love this doc. She's quick and efficient but if you need to talk to her more or ask questions she's willing to take the time to do that."
"Dr Amersi gave me one of the best gifts: she kept me and both of my baby boys healthy and safe during pregnancy and delivery!"
"She is incredible! She genuinely cares about her patients and she really takes time to get to know you and treat you as a person, not just a patient."
"She is a true doctor who works from the heart and with such expertise! She has a way of looking at the whole picture that I think is so important."
"Doctors don't come any better then Amersi! She sincerely cares for her patients and is great at listening and providing the best care possible."
"Dr Amersi has been my doctor since 2004, she is really fantastic at what she does and really cares about her patients. The staff is super friendly."
"I have seen Dr. Amersi for the past six years or so and really love her. She thinks ahead and asks questions to make sure she is familiar with your situation."
"Dr. Amersi was able to calm all of my first time mom fears during my pregnancy and I knew I was in great hands when it came time to deliver.".
"She is very informative and knowledgeable, however she is also warm and caring and truly interested in your well- being!"
"Her knowledge, professionalism & caring attitude is a set of characteristics that I was never able to find in another OBGYN."
Dr. Sham helped us deliver Penelope & Adam safely into the world. You're more than an extraordinary doctor. We are grateful for your excellent care & genuine compassion