Dr. Shamsah Amersi offers HPV management services for women throughout the Santa Monica, CA, area, drawing from extensive experience in patient care and HPV management techniques. As a board-certified gynecologist, Dr. Amersi has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of HPV and other gynecological conditions.
What is HPV and how is it contracted?
HPV stands for human papillomavirus, and it’s the virus that’s responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. It spreads through skin-to-skin contact with someone who has the virus. To date, about 100 types of HPV viruses have been detected and identified. About a third of these types can affect both male and female genitalia. These types are most commonly spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts. HPV is extremely common, and most men and women become infected with the virus at some point in their lives; however, in most people, the virus does not cause any symptoms or health effects.
How is HPV diagnosed?
HPV can be diagnosed in three ways:
Currently, there is no blood test to detect HPV.
How can HPV be treated?
Although there is no cure for HPV, it can be managed with a variety of treatments. In many cases, the body’s own immune system can be used to clear the virus form the body; in other cases where the virus is more stubborn, Dr. Amersi can perform treatments that help relieve symptoms, such as removing warts or abnormal cells in the cervix using simple in-office procedures or prescription creams. Each HPV management plan is based on individual patient needs to achieve the best results possible.
We accept only PPO insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.
"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"
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"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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" 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