Dr. Novoa was born in Lima, Peru. He graduated with honors from Meharry Medical School in 1995. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology through the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in Baltimore, MD in 1999.
In August 1999, Dr. Novoa moved to El Paso from Baltimore, Maryland. Subsequently, over a three year period of time, he developed one of the largest OB/GYN practices in El Paso. In 2003, Dr. Novoa expanded his practice to include cosmetic procedures and is currently the only Cosmetic OB/GYN in the El Paso area providing services to include Cosmetic Surgery, Reproductive Health, Sexual Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology and AWAKE procedures as well as primary case services and high-risk obstetrical care to include Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC) and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section x2 (VBA2C).
In order to be a good doctor, it is important that you treat each patient as if they were your grandmother, mother, wife, sister or daughter. Each patient is special and they should be made to feel that way.
~ Julio C. Novoa, M.D.
The Cosmetic OB/GYN practices a multi-disciplinary "Minimally Invasive Surgery" approach to the management of women's health care.
The philosophy of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is fundamentally based on the practice of medical techniques that prevent surgery, and, when surgery is necessary, it is the practice of surgical techniques that minimize scarring and shorten the period of postoperative recovery.
It is the practice of medicine which reduces the risks of Cesarean Section (C/S) and the promotion of the Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC). When a Cesarean Section is necessary, it is the practice of surgical techniques that reduce the size and appearance of C/S scarring to include the use of absorbable sutures rather than staples.
Dr. Novoa has impressive success rates with both uncomplicated and high-risk vaginal deliveries such as the VBAC. Despite delivering more than 3000 babies since starting his practice in 1999, and currently delivering over 100 babies per year, Dr. Novoa has one of the lowest primary Cesarean section rates in the United States which is currently lower than 10 percent for primary Cesarean Section deliveries.* His delivery stats are available online with monthly primary C/S rates as low as 10%, which is 3x lower than the national average. His current rate of Cesarean section for the VBAC/VBA2C is also 10%.*
Dr. Novoa received the American Medical Association, Physician Recognition Award with Commendation 2020-2023 and 2016-2019. He received the 2012 & 2013 Patient's Choice Awards for being one of Texas' Favorite Physicians while also receiving the 2012 & 2013 Most Compassionate Doctor Awards. He also consistently scores high on evaluations by Physician Evaluation sites, such as www.vitals.com and received the 2014 Top 10 Doctor Award. For his cosmetic practice, he was awarded the 2010 & 2011 Best of the Best Award for Best Place for a Nip-Tuck by What's Up magazine.
Dr. Novoa's interests include the management of teen and high risk pregnancies and he specializes in high-risk deliveries such as Trial of Labor After Cesarean Section (TOLAC)/ Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC) and Twin Vaginal Delivery.
He is one of the few doctors in the El Paso area who encourages Trial of Labor Ater Cesarean Section (TOLAC)/Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section (VBAC) and previous Cesarean Section x2.*
Dr. Novoa is trained in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, as well as, in-office and outpatient procedures for the diagnosis and management of urinary incontinence, abnormal vaginal bleeding and abnormal PaP smears.
He also specializes in pelvic reconstructive surgery for the treatment of vaginal and uterine prolapse and procidentia, as well as, Cosmetic Gynecology. Currently, he offers the unique surgery known as Virginal Size Restoration surgery (VSRS).
He has performed hundreds of vaginal and vulvar modifications following vaginal delivery, which has placed him in an small group of reconstructive pelvic surgeons and cosmetic gynecologists.
Dr. Novoa provides services traditionally offered by OB/GYN doctors. He has further expanded his practice to include contemporary services which include cosmetic procedures such as body piercing, BOTOX, and JUVEDERM™.
Dr. Novoa also offers hormonal treatment for the management of sexual dysfunction for both men (andropause) and women (female sexual dysfunction).
Dr. Novoa provides the following AWAKE Procedures to his patients wishing cosmetic improvement.
Dr. Novoa has Obstretical and Gynecological privileges at the following hospitals:
Are you ready for a change? Make your appointment today!