Sharon  Vaz, MD, MPH

Sharon A. Vaz, MD, MPH

Obstetrics/Gynecology
4.8of 5 | (453) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Seton Northwest Ages seen: 10 - 99 Languages: Spanish Joined ARC: 2019

About Sharon A. Vaz, MD, MPH

  • When she is not working, Dr. Vaz enjoys traveling to new destinations, hosting and visiting friends and family, and exploring all that Austin has to offer. Being relatively new to the region, she welcomes recommendations on your favorite spots!

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It is a privilege to be able to guide women through some of the most personal and powerful moments of their lives. I enjoy the variety of clinical experiences in the field of Ob/Gyn, from adolescents going through puberty to women navigating family planning, pregnancy, and menopause. My goal is to provide compassionate, evidence-based care to every patient, in order to help women understand their bodies, manage their symptoms, and make educated choices about their reproductive health.

Services

Adolescent Gynecology: "The First Visit"

Adolescent Gynecology: "The First Visit"

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), adolescents should have their first routine gynecologic visit between ages 13 and 15 years old, which includes an introduction to the gynecologist and general health counseling, as well as discussion of any concerns.

Annual Gynecological Exam

Annual Gynecological Exam

The annual gynecological exam is a yearly preventative and diagnostic examination that helps monitor any ongoing physical or hormonal conditions. The examination typically includes a routine breast and pelvic exam, and may include a screening for sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.

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Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling

Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling

Contraception (birth control) is any activity, medicine, or equipment used to prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available for women who do not wish to become pregnant. The choice of a birth control method is a complex decision; ARC provids information and supporting patients' decision-making about birth control methods through contraceptive counseling.

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Comprehensive Gynecological Care

Comprehensive Gynecological Care

A gynecologist sees patients of all ages for a wide variety of health issues, including pap tests, menopause, UTIs, birth control, well-checks, and STD testing and treatment.

Comprehensive Obstetric Care

Comprehensive Obstetric Care

Obstetrical care is a term used to describe the management of both normal and complicated pregnancy as well as the delivery and postpartum periods.

da Vinci Surgery

da Vinci Surgery

ARC offers minimally invasive surgical care using one of the most advanced and sophisticated tools, the da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci® Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by your surgeon.

Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (Minerva®)

Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (Minerva®)

Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus. It's done to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.

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Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (NovaSure®)

Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (NovaSure®)

Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus. It's done to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.

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Fertility Care

Fertility Care

Fertility care at ARC focuses on monitoring, maintaining, and restoring your reproductive and gynecological health.

Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

Flu vaccine can help prevent a flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season. 

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Genetic Screening

Genetic Screening

Genetic screening is the process of testing for a genetic disorders that may be passed to offspring.

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High Risk Pregnancy Care

High Risk Pregnancy Care

A high-risk pregnancy is one where the mother or the fetus has an increased risk of adverse outcomes compared to uncomplicated pregnancies.

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Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. In some cases, other parts of the reproductive system may be removed.

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Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery

For your convenience and to provide you with the best care, ARC Ob/Gyn doctors are credentialed to deliver at a hospital near your clinic location.

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Mammograms

Mammograms

Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and can help decrease breast cancer deaths. Often, a mammogram can detect cancer, noncancerous or benign tumors, and cysts before they can be felt.

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Menopause

Menopause

An ARC Ob/Gyn physician can help treat menopause symptoms and help prevent osteoporosis and will work with you to recommend lifestyle changes and possibly medicine.

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Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings

Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings

Getting regular preventive care and screenings may help find cancer and other health risks early, when they are most treatable and more treatment options are available.

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Pelvic Sonograms

Pelvic Sonograms

A pelvic ultrasound is a scan that looks at the organs and structures in your pelvic area.

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Prenatal Medical Care

Prenatal Medical Care

Prenatal care provides the best care for you and your unborn child. It also helps prepare you for the delivery of a healthy baby.

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Preparing for Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy

If you're planning to become pregnant, you want to take the best care of you and your baby to help reduce risks. Proper health before deciding to become pregnant is almost as important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. We recommend you begin with a pre-pregnancy exam with an ARC Ob/Gyn physician or Nurse Practitioner. 

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Preparing for Your Baby

Preparing for Your Baby

Proper health before deciding to become pregnant is almost as important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. We recommend you begin with a pre-pregnancy exam with an Ob/Gyn physician or Nurse Practitioner.

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Sonography

Sonography

A sonogram is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves, or ultrasound waves, to look at the organs and structures in your pelvic area.

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STD Screening and Treatment

STD Screening and Treatment

STIs are infectious diseases passed from person to person through sexual contact. They may also be called STDs for sexually transmitted diseases.

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Tubal Ligation

Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation, or “tying your tubes,” is a surgical procedure that prevents you from becoming pregnant.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medical School
    MD - Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, 2015
    MPH in Health Systems & Policy - Rutgers School of Public Health, New Brunswick, NJ, 2015
  • Residency
    University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 2019
  • Education
    B.S. in Cell Biology/Neuroscience and Public Health, Summa Cum Laude, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2010
  • Professional Positions
    • Administrative Chief Resident, 2018-2019
    • Member, Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society
    • Member, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin Monthly Top Doctors For Women 2020
    • "Austin’s Top Doctors," Austin Monthly, 20212022
    • Resident Research Award, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2018
    • Tar Heel Resident Teaching Awards, 2016 - 2019

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • May 11, 2024

    I like that there is always a positive setting and although Dr. Vaz has many patients iI felt like the only she never rushed my care.

  • May 9, 2024

    Dr. Vaz is very caring and attentive. She really takes the time to explain everything to where you can understand.

  • May 9, 2024

    Wait time was extremely long once I was in the room.

  • May 9, 2024

    Dr. Vaz explicitly explained each part of the procedure; offered to give me breaks, if needed. I appreciate her professionalism and warmth.

  • May 8, 2024

    Even though there were some hiccups with my appointment the staff kept me informed and made sure that I was seen today and provided care

  • May 8, 2024

    Dr Vaz was very informative throughout my visit and displayed great bedside manners. Great visit and she’s definitely a great choice.

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