Meet Dr. Marisa
Dr. Marisa Shiode is a skilled and experienced OBGYN and valued member of the Essential Women's Health Associates team. Dr. Shiode is dedicated to meeting the needs of Nevada-area patients in a compassionate and skilled manner. Specializing in general and high-risk obstetrics, Dr. Shiode ensures that patients feel cared for and attended to throughout their pregnancies.
Dr. Shiode grew up in Las Vegas and graduated from Clark High School. Following graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, CA and received her bachelor of science in neuroscience from UCLA. She then returned to her home state of Nevada and completed medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine where she met her now-husband, Steven. Shortly after graduation, the couple moved to Omaha, Nebraska where Dr. Shiode completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology.
Skills and Specialties
During her training, Dr. Shiode focused on general and high-risk obstetrics care, general gynecologic care and received focused training in minimally invasive surgery using both straight stick laparoscopy and robotic surgery. She served as chief resident in her fourth year and completed two focused research projects on the implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols in gynecology and breast cancer risk assessment and prevention. Following the completion of their residency training, the couple moved back to their hometown of Las Vegas.
Dr. Shiode has joined the WHASN Essential family as of August 2019. Dr. Shiode looks forward to continuing to provide excellent women’s healthcare and to serving her home community.
"I needed to explore any nonhormonal birth control options and she made me feel very comfortable and answered any questions I had so I was solid in my decision I made"
"So glad she is trauma informed. I’ve been avoiding a checkup for over a decade because of past trauma. When Dr. Shiode saw on my papers that I have PTSD, she very gently asked if my trauma involved any sexual abuse (it did) and she gave me the option to come in a different day when I would be more mentally prepared. During the examination, she was very informative about what she would be doing and why. She showed me in advance all the tools she’d be using and how they worked, and told me step by step what she would be doing. She gave me gentle warnings about what I would be feeling next so that nothing would catch me off guard. Listened to my concerns and gave me explanations about each of the possible diagnosis on the first visit. Definitely will be staying under this doctor’s care in the future."
"Nice and professional. She cared about how I was feeling and very informative "
"Dr. Shiode is the best OB/GYN I've ever had. She's thorough, knowledgeable, kind, and has great bedside manor. She's also a fantastic surgeon. I would highly recommend her to any woman."
"My visit with Dr. Shiode went very well. She performed the exam, was very easy to talk to and answered all my questions... she was not in a hurry. I highly recommend her, I really dreaded this appointment, but it was an all around good experience."