Dr. Margolis is one of a handful of Subspecialty Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Pelvic Surgeon/Urogynecologists in the country. He did his residency at the University of Kansas under Dr. Kermit Krantz, cofounder of the gold standard surgery for stress urinary incontinence, the Marshall Marchetti Krantz procedure. He then completed The Pelvic Surgery Fellowship at Emory University under the direction of world renowned Johns Hopkins Surgeon, Dr. Clifford Wheeless.
Dr. Margolis has been in the full-time practice of Pelvic Surgery/Urogynecology since 1991 and has performed over 17,000 surgeries since then. He has offices in Burlingame, Los Gatos and Pleasanton and holds hospital privileges at several Northern California hospitals including Peninsula, Good Samaritan, El Camino, ValleyCare, Sequoia, Oconnor, Seton and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
He currently holds a clinical faculty appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA in Los Angeles as well as Mbarara University Teaching Hospital in Uganda. He is the gynecology rotation site director for the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program. He actively teaches surgery to colleagues as well as resident physicians. He has held faculty positions at Emory University in Atlanta, Northwestern University in Chicago, Stanford University in Palo Alto and the University of Wisconsin. He has trained several Pelvic Surgery fellows and continues to train Pelvic Surgeons internationally. Dr. Margolis is an active mission Surgeon caring for underserved women throughout Africa and South America.
Seeking help for a urinary/fecal incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse, mesh/sling complications, fistulas, complications from other gynecologic surgery, fibroids or endometriosis can cause fear and anxiety for women. These problems can be difficult to talk about and they can raise many questions and concerns. Dr. Margolis will help you understand the diagnostic testing, medical treatments and surgical options that are available to you. He will provide you with an individualized comprehensive plan of care to improve your quality of life based on your wishes, the severity of your condition and your general health.
Experience matters when choosing a surgeon. As with any profession, surgical outcomes are directly related to the knowledge training, judgment and experience of the surgeon. With over 20 years experience and continuously being referred many of the more difficult cases locally, nationally and internationally, Dr. Margolis has more experience and skill than the vast majority of his peers. Having also performed more than 17,000 surgeries in his career to date, Dr. Margolis has the skill and judgment that can only come from experience. This has made his outcomes superior to other physicians. This also translates to a shorter length hospital stay, quicker recovery and fewer complications. Experience matters.