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About B. Alison Schultz

Dr. B. Alison Schultz joined the Boulder Medical Center OB-GYN department in 2011. She enjoys caring for patients throughout all of life’s stages — from adolescence through young adulthood and childbearing years, into menopause and beyond.

Dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care with a kind and compassionate manner, Dr. Schultz brings a sincere and thoughtful approach to each patient’s situation. “I take time to listen, ask and answer questions, and explain possible diagnoses and treatment options. My ultimate goal is to equip my patients with an understanding of their condition so that they can become an active participant in their own health care,” she says.

Dr. Schultz is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS) fellow. (Learn more about minimally invasive gynecology surgery in the “Specialty Areas” section of this web page).

She lives in Superior, Colorado with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with family, SCUBA diving, traveling, running and hiking.

Specialty Areas

Dr. B. Alison Schultz is a board certified obstetrics and gynecology physician and fellow in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS). She provides the full spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology care for women of all ages.

Here is a partial list of services offered and conditions treated by Dr. Schultz:

    • Pregnancy:  low- and high-risk; multiples
    • Preventive care
    • Family planning
    • Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)
    • Pelvic pain, painful intercourse
    • Fibroids
    • Adnexal mass
    • Endometriosis
    • Abnormal pap smears
    • Infertility
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
    • Menopausal issues

About Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Schultz has received specialized training in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures. After earning a Doctor of Medicine degree and completing her OB-GYN residency, she spent two additional years of training as an American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) fellow.

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery options have been shown to lead to quicker recovery, decreased hospital stays, less post-operative pain, lower pain medication requirements, preferable cosmetic outcomes, lower cost, and higher patient satisfaction.

Dr. Schultz and the hospital where she conducts surgeries (Avista Adventist in Louisville, Colo.) received the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) designation in 2016. COEMIG is a prestigious program certified by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). These organizations recognize select surgeons and hospitals around the world that provide exceptional minimally invasive gynecologic surgical care and are dedicated to improving healthcare quality and patient safety.

This designation places Dr. Schultz at the forefront of minimally invasive gynecologic care, and signifies her commitment to provide the best and safest care to her patients.

When a woman sees the COEMIG seal, she knows that she is receiving the highest quality minimally invasive gynecologic care from a facility and surgeon committed to adhering to the field’s best practices and procedures that typically result in an excellent patient experience, better outcomes, and the highest quality post-operative care.

View this video to learn more about Dr. Schultz and minimally invasive gynecological surgery:

 

OB-GYN Procedures and Surgeries Offered

Pregnancy/Delivery

Dr. Schultz performs deliveries at Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville, Colo., the premiere facility for obstetrics and gynecologic care. The New Life Birth Center at Avista Hospital has 28 private birthing suites and a Level IIIB Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (the largest and most advanced in the area). The facility also consistently scores among the nation’s top hospitals for patient, physician, and employee satisfaction and has repeatedly earned the Women’s Choice Award as a Top 100 Hospital for both Patient Experience and Obstetrics.

A few of the services provided:

    • Low- and high-risk deliveries
    • Vaginal delivery
    • Operative vaginal delivery
    • Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
    • C-Section

Hysteroscopic Surgery

    • Removal of Uterine Fibroids (Myomectomy)
    • Removal of Uterine Polyps (Polypectomy)
    • Sterilization – Essure Tubal Ligation
    • Endometrial Ablation – Novasure or Thermachoice
    • Endometrial Resection with or without Ablation

Laparoscopic Surgery

    • Hysterectomy – Including Single-Incision (“Scarless”) Hysterectomy
    • Evaluation and Treatment of Pelvic Pain (Acute and Chronic)
    • Endometriosis Treatment
    • Removal of Uterine Fibroids (Myomectomy)
    • Removal of Ovarian Cysts or Tumors
    • Removal of One or Both Ovaries (Salpingo-oophorectomy)
    • Sterilization
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • Uterosacral Colpopexy
    • Trachelectomy

 

Open (Laparotomy) Surgery – if indicated

 

Other OB-GYN Services

    • IUD (Mirena or Paraguard) placement/removal
    • Nexplanon removal
    • Colposcopy
    • LEEP, cervical conization, cryotherapy
    • Cervical laser vaporization
    • Excision of vulvo-vaginal lesions

 

Research and Publications by Dr. B. Alison Schultz

  • Schultz BA, Ahluwalia P, Oberoi N., Gurunatha, T. A Retrospective Analysis of 100 Consecutive Cases of Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site (LESS) Hysterectomy. 40th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology AAGL Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL, 11/9/2011.
  • Schultz BAH, Falcone T. Chapter 15: The Role of Definitive Surgery in the Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain and Posthysterectomy Pain. In: Vercellini P ed., Chronic Pelvic Pain. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
  • Waters T, Schultz BAH, Mercer B, Catalano P. Effect of 17α-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate on Glucose Intolerance in Pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2009; 114(1): 45-9.
  • Schultz BAH, Roberts S, Rodgers A, Ataya K. Case Report. Pregnancy in True Hermaphrodites and All Male Offspring To Date. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2009;113(2): 534-6.
  • Waters T, Schultz BAH, Mercer B, Catalano P. Effect of 17α-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate on Glucose Intolerance in Pregnancy. Poster presentation by Dr. T. Waters at SMFM, 2008.
  • Ataya KM, Schultz B, Rodgers A, Roberts S. Abstract. Pregnancy in a True Hermaphrodite with a Remaining Ovotestis. Fertility and Sterility 2008; 90, Sup 1:S444.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 54th Annual Clinical Meeting, Washington, DC. Paraiso MF, Ashby M, Chung G, and Schultz B. Live Telesurgical Session: Laparoscopic Sacral Colpopexy. May 9, 2006.
  • Schultz BH, Wilson J, Vogt MM, Brabec CJ, Lyles R. Is There a Uterine Factor to Aging? Effect of Maternal Age on Donor Oocyte Pregnancy and Clinical Miscarriage Rate. Fertility and Sterility 2005; 84, Sup 1: S263-4. Poster Presentation given October 17, 2005 at the ASRM & CFAS Conjoint Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada

Education and Certifications

  • Fellowship — St. Elizabeth Medical Center
    Fellow of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
    Utica, NY
    2011
  • Graduate School — Rockhurst University
    Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Health Care Leadership
    Kansas City, MO
    2005

Professional Affiliations

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG)
    • Fellowship Trained in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS)
    • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
    • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
    • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

Honors/Awards/Achievements

    • AAGL Resident for Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures, 2009
    • SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon, 2009
    • MetroHealth Medical Center OB-GYN Employee of the Month, 10/2006
    • Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor & Service Fraternity
      KCUMB, 2003
    • Summa Cum Laude Honors, Rockhurst University, 1999
    • Honors Program Graduate, Rockhurst University, 1999
    • Dean’s Honor Roll (all semesters), Rockhurst University, 1995-1999
    • Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society, Rockhurst University, 1998

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