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Qualifications and Experience
Erika Balassiano is a considerate and diligent OB-GYN serving the communities of Mountain View and San Jose in California. She earned her medical degree from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) Faculdade de Medicina in Brazil. She then moved to the United States and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Balassiano is a part of El Camino Women's Medical Group and she is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Because Dr. Balassiano is trilingual in English, Portuguese and Spanish, patients from a variety of backgrounds enjoy having her as their physician. Dr. Balassiano is devoted to ensuring the longevity of her patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. She takes her time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all her patients.
Verified Patient Reviews
Doctor Erika is amazing! She sits down with you and explain everything in details. I love it! All doctors in the USA should learn with her! Amazing professional!
Wonderful, kind doctor! Can't say enough good things about her. I went in for a birth control consultation and she had me do blood-work to see what was wrong. When the results came back with an unfavorable outcome, she took the time to explain things to me slowly and she answered any questions I had in a very calming manner. She explained all the options I had and what types of birth control I could use to help my situation, along with all the pros and cons. She was very thorough! Even with the unfavorable news, she helped reassure me that I would be alright! I'm glad I found her! My appointment with her was quite informative and eye-opening! She makes sure to give her patients all the information they could possibly need to make well-informed decisions!
Fantastic bedside manner. Great Physician.
It was just OK, it felt rushed despite me being on time for my appointment. Did not get to ask her half the questions I had regarding my pregnancy because she was already halfway out the door after taking belly measurements and vitals. I am paying for this service through private insurance and I expected much better. Improve bedside manner, help patients feel like you have read their charts and are knowledgeable in their profile. It your JOB. Other than that, she is nice but nice is not enough to build rapport and make patients feel informed and well taken care of.
Hoping the doctor to be patient and listen to all questions.
She was great, very enthusiastic. We waited for almost an hour though.
Dr Balassiano is an outstanding doctor. She is caring, patient and spends enough time answering questions.
I had an appointment with Dr Erika previously as well. That time, visit was good but this time Dr was in little hurry. That's what I felt. We were asking questions and she replied quickly and went. We had couple of other concerns but due to her hurry, we completely forgot some of the things and had to leave.
She is the best! She really care about her patients!
Very polite and informative .
Dr. Erika Balassiano is an amazing doctor! She had made my procedure very manageable and easy. She handled everything with care and listens to your concern with sincerity. I've never been so comfortable with any doctor before her. I highly recommend her.
Erika Balassiano is great!! I love her attitude. Super friendly and always with a smile. She is always clear and detailed and always explains everything (first baby so I need lots of explanation). Overall, her service and staff are great. The one negative point that I do have is the wait time. First appointment, I was seen after a 30 minute wait time. The second appointment was 1 hour late. Although I do understand that the second appointment had special circumstances, it would be common decency to inform the waiting patient. An hour passed until I found out and only because I was getting frustrated and impatient and I finally asked the assistant. Service is great but wait time needs to improve.
Dr. Balassiano was very kind and helpfull. Answered all my questions and made sure I understood each explanation and she also is a fluent portuguese speaker which really helped me.
Thorough, very thoughtful and conscientious. All qualities I value and appreciate.
It was good. Friendly. Good bedside manner. I will return.
Érika is the best! Very friendly and competent. Highly recommend her!
Erika is very nice, care person and professional doctor. She answered all my question and was very informative.
She was professional and friendly. I intend to be a long-term patient. Happy to have found her !!!
Dr. Balassiano was great. During our ultrasound, she walked through everything that she was doing and looking at as it happened. The educational materials she covered toward the end of the visit were very thorough and addressed any practical questions we had. Overall, my husband and I feel like we had a very comprehensive visit, and left happy with the time and level of attention we received.
Professional doctor and friendly office staff! The doctor gave us a proper treatment plan and she made me very comfortable throughout the treatment and procedures. The office staff was very friendly and helpful based on my experience with other doctor offices in the Bay Area. I strongly recommend this place.
Very friendly everyone, calmed me down
Dr. Erika is very professional and knowledgeable. She explained the treatment plan in detail and I felt very comfortable. The office staff is helpful and friendly too.
I highly recommend it, it is very good, very attentive and good memory.
I highly recommend her, very attentive.
She's super kind and patient. I came a little bit traumatized and full of doubts after my bad experience with my last gynecologist and Erika explained me everything in a more detailed and clear way. I highly recommend her :)
Dr. Erika Balassiano is an excellent professional, very friendly and close to the patient.
Great! I've never had to wait long to be seen and my visits are always quick. Erika is great at what she does. She's very informative and considerate to your feelings and preference. She is an overall sweet and gentle person. She successfully delivered my baby via C-section and stitched me back up in a way where I can still have a baby vaginally the next time around. Amazing! I would highly recommend her. You won't be disappointed! ??
There was a mix-up in the way that my visit was scheduled so, unfortunately, that set up a more negative tone in the beginning. The doctor did take care of that & made the necessary time to do everything that was done so I appreciated that. However, I didn't feel that she really listened to me - rather, she had more of a cookie cutter approach. I did make sure that I shared what I felt needed to be shared but I felt that it was up to me (rather than being asked the more probing questions). I was also surprised that the intake form didn't have anything related to menopause (even something as simple as date of last period) nor did it ask for more detailed information about my cancer (and the doctor didn't ask me about that until I offered it up - almost as if the form hadn't been read).
Dr. Balassiano is awesome, she's got a great attitude and is very professional.
Professional, friendly and informative. I used to fear OBGYN appointments, not anymore!! Thank you so much Dr. B!
Dr. Balassiano has such a lovely bedside manner, and is a very calming and affirming practitioner. I would recommend her for the ob/gyn of any friend of mine, as I would recommend the services of any of the physicians at El Camino Women's Medical Group.
My visit with Dr. Erica Balassinao was excellent! I felt relaxed and comfortable & very very easy to talk too . I got a good vibe and didn't feel any judgment I really like that I didn't feel like just another patient stopping bye ??
She is a wonderful doctor.
The best doctor that I have ever met. Dr Balassiano was attentive, listened to all my concerns, talked to me in a way that I was able to understand my options, and did not rush the appointment. I left the clinic felling that my health is in really good hands!
Professional, Caring, Good listener, and extraordinary human being and the staff’s attitude was exceptional!
Great professional! Explain things pretty well. Give attention to your questions and concerns.
She is very genuine and is a great listener!! She is the type of person you just want to hug after every visit!
She took the time to speak with me before we even began the examination process and made me feel so comfortable. Then when I explained I did not have a general practitioner at the moment, she made sure to do a full physical as well. I couldn't be happier with her service!
My Husband an I Love Erika! Not only because she is from Brazil, like myself but because She is very nice, attentive and professional! We were trying to conceive for 3 years, saw quite a few specialists in fertility, which all they wanted to do is IVF, hormone treatments or IUIs. When I talked to Erika, she suggested to do a Laparoscopy, to check my Uterus, ovaries and tubes. She found mild endometriosis, cysts and a polyp, which she treated all right on the spot. 2 months later we conceived and now I am on the second trimester of a baby boy! Her office is clean and the staff is awesome! We don't even mind to drive 45 min to see her!
She was great! I look forward to having her as my gyno for years to come!
I really liked her and her staff. She made me feel very comfortable and is very knowledgeable. She took the time to explain the procedure and options for treatment that I would need. I highly recommend her and am so pleased that I found her.
Very kind and patient doctor. I hope that she is the one delivering my baby. That said, I found out for her office, it will be one of the three doctors on call - not just her for El Camino hospital which was a bit of a surprise.
As usual, Dr Balassiano entered the room with a nice smile. Asked about my health and if I have any issues. Did an ultra sound to see the baby. Everything went smooth and nicely done.
I specifically told Dr Balassiano that I'm very very sensitive. Her response is that she'll be very gentle. She quickly removed the instrument resulting to my discomfort and now urinating stings. Please refer me to a doctor who can handle patients with severe sensitivity.
I did not feel as though Dr. Balassiano cared at all about any of my concerns. I kept trying to ask questions and express my concerns about the things we were discussing, but she didn't even stop speaking to listen to me. She just kept talking over me and didn't even care about what I had to say. She wasn't making any effort to actually find a solution unique to my problems, she just seemed to be reciting a generic spiel that she had in her mind and was just trying to get me out of there as soon as possible. I cannot even believe that a doctor could care so little about their patients and trying to find real solutions to their problems. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone and I absolutely will not be going back to her, or this practice, in the future.
She was wonderful and very helpful, would recommend to anyone!
Really appreciated the thorough feedback and answers to my questions. She even reached out to me after my appointment regarding my family history and offered me some suggestions.
I had a full physical check up today. Dr Balassiano checked my lungs, heart, breast, Lymph nodes, checked my baby on ultra sound and did a swap. everything went well, fast, and smooth. I had my two daughters with me and Dr Balassiano was so sweet with them. She is a very respectful, kind, professional Doctor.
She is very helpful throughout my pregnancy with encouraging advice to my husband and I. I would highly recommend Dr. Balassiano as your OBGYN!
Dr. Balassiano is a fantastic doctor and mother herself. I always leave her office feel reassured and informed. She always takes the time to answer any questions or concerns. Highly recommend!!!
Welcoming environment and nice staff. Dr Balassiano is a proffesional and a caring person.she made me feel important. And she listened to all my questions and answered me clearly and informed me with everything I need to know so far.
Dr. Balassiano is incredible. Very patient and competent. I was very comfortable in my first appointment with her. She took all the time to know my medical history and to make me fell safe in her office. I will come back for sure! Highly recommended!
Dr. Balassiano was wonderful. She was friendly and helpful, and very knowledgeable. Her staff was very welcoming and the wait time was short. I am so glad I found her and will definitely return.
Glad I found Dr. Balassiano. She has nice bedside manner and is very easy to talk to. Good listener who seems to be interested in the patient as a whole. I felt comfortable and reassured that my health is in good hands.
Really friendly staff and Dr Erika is really awesome and have tremendous amount of patience
I highly recommend Dr. Balassiano. I felt like she really took an interest in me and my health concerns. She was especially helpful when it came to discussing my family history of breast cancer and developing a plan of action to prevent the disease. I am very glad to have found Dr. Balassiano.
I needed only a regular check up and i really appreciate the patience with which she answered my questions.
Ir was excellent. She's very professional and interesting in my medical story and situation.
Dr. Balassiano is great! Very calming and warm, we love working with her.
Patient and answered all our questions. Very friendly.
Dr. Balassiano has amazing bedside manner. She gives time to the ptient and really listens to all their concerns and questions without rushing them or hurrying herself. I highly recommend her.
My visit with Dr Balassiano was great! we talked about my issues and questions, I didn't feel rushed and she was very attentive and knowledgeable.
She knew that I was nervous. She was kind about explaining everything to me. She acted like I was her only patient all day, so I felt comfortable asking questions and understanding why I had been called back in for another exam.
She seemed personable on the first visit but subsequent visits were downhill. She failed to grasp (or care) how the issue was affecting me and failed to properly troubleshoot or solve it in 2 months. Now after getting charged a number of times I have to start over with a new doctor. I am very disappointed.
My visit with Dr. Balassiano was good. She's very nice and professional. However, I'm still dealing with billing issues with what seems like incompetent staff, 2+ months later and they are trying to charge me a late fee when it's their fault for not filing proper claims with the insurance.
It was a pre-op. She was concise yet sympathetic. She answered all of my questions and more. I am impressed with the progressive nature of the practice.
Kind, considerate, and professional !
My visit was great!! I was able to asked her about all my issues and I had all my questions answered!
Erika is amazing!
Loved my visit with Dr Balassiano! She was very thorough and approachable, am definitely going to continue seeing her
I am satisfied with her. She is really kind and explain about all the procedures and treatment. She is open to receive emails and Reply it.
She was very personable and informative
Very competent and professional!
She is great and very professional
I had a pleasant experience with Dr. Balassiano. She is knowledgeable, kind and make you feel comfortable.
Dr Erika Balassiano was very nice, friendly, and personable. She makes patients feel comfortable. She answers all questions or concerns. Very attentive, compassionate and professional!
Very Condescending when speaking to me
Dr. Balassiano is polite, friendly, and very informative and knowledgeable. This was my first meeting with her to discuss my pregnancy and she gave me plenty of information about what to expect and how to cope with the never ending nausea. She's very down to earth and easy to talk to which I think is helpful when you begin this crazy journey into pregnancy.
She is very kind and great professional. I leave the clinic very happy because I know I am in good hands ????????????
Very informative about the whole procedure, and gave me quick and excellent responses to the questions I had, and issues that needed to be checked on. In addition, she gave me advice about some of the medication I'm already on