Dr. Ana M. Rodriguez’s areas of interest are family planning /contraception and minimally invasive gynecology, including robotic surgery. She is one of the nation's most experienced gynecologists in the area of hysteroscopic sterilizations. She has performed approximately 500 cases of hysteroscopic sterilizations at UTMB, in a clinical office setting which reduces cost, reduces pain and allows patients to avoid a hospital stay. Her patients for this procedure come to the gynecology clinic for treatment, and are able to walk out as soon as the procedure is complete.
Dr. Rodriguez currently is an assistant professor at UTMB in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She completed the Masters of Public Health Program at UTMB in 2013. Dr. Rodriguez is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She joined the staff of UTMB in 2009 and since then she has been actively involved in the training of medical students, residents and faculty members. Dr. Rodriguez also has a strong commitment to research in women's health.
Dr. Rodriguez’s primary research interest is in cancer prevention, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and contraception. She has been the principal investigator on projects involving the study of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, the use of Essure devices in permanent sterilization, and currently she is studying the risk of developing colorectal cancer in women that had received pelvic radiation. Dr. Rodriguez also has an interest in the risk of cancer associated with obesity, especially endometrial cancer.
Specialties and Interests
Specialties: Gynecology (Ob/Gyn)
Interests: Ob/Gyn, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Including Advanced Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery
Education and Training
- UNIV EVANGELICA, FAC DE MED, SAN SALVADOR, M.D., Grad: 2000
- Uinversity of Texas Medical Branch,Galveston, MPH, 8/31/13
- Ob/Gyn, University of Texas Tech Health Science Center, 07/2005-06/2006
- Ob/Gyn, University of Texas Tech Health Science Center, 07/2006-06/2009
Women's HealthCare, Galveston
University Hospital Clinics, 3rd Floor
, TX 77555
Selected Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles
1. Clark SL, Rodriguez AM, Snyder RR, Hankins GD, Boehning D. Structure-Function of the Tumor Suppressor BRCA1. Comput Struct Biotechnol J. Apr 2012; 1(1):e201204005. PMID: 22737296.
2. Rodriguez AM, Kilic GS, Vu TP, Kuo YF, Breitkopf D, Snyder RR. Analysis of Tubal Patency After Essure Placement. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. Mar 26 2013. PMID: 23541247
3. Rodriguez AM, Giordano SH, Cooksley, CD. Utilization of BRCA testing in older women with breast and/or ovarian cancer in the state of Texas. Texas Public Health Journal. Spring 2013 2013;65(2):30-36.
4. Patel PR, Borahay MA, Puentes AR, Rodriguez AM, Delaisse J, and Kilic GS. Initial Experience with Robotic Retropubic Urethropexy Compared to Open Retropubic Urethropexy. Obstetrics and Gynecology International. 2013; vol. 2013, Article ID 315680, 5 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/315680. PMID: 24194762
5. Patel PR, Lee J, Rodriguez AM, Borahay MA, Snyder SS, Hankins GD, and Kilic GS. Disparities in Use of Laparoscopic Hysterectomies: A Nationwide Analysis. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. Sep 4 2013. PMID: 24012920