Leslie Coker Appiah, MD

Dr. Leslie Coker Appiah

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 N. Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

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Services

General Health
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Pediatric/Adolescent/Adult Gynecology
  • Contraception Counseling & IUD/Nexplanon Insertion
  • Breast Health
  • Menopause Management
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Reproductive Late Effects in Cancer Survivorship
Condition Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology
  • Contraception Counseling & IUD/Nexplanon Insertion
  • Breast Health
  • Menopause Management
Condition Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Abnormal Bleeding & Menstrual Disorders
  • Endometriosis, Surgical & Medical Treatment
  • Gynecologic Infections
  • Abnormal Pap Smear Management
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
  • Uterine Fibroids, Surgical & Nonsurgical Treatment
  • Uterine & Vaginal Anomalies
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Sexual Health & Dysfunction
  • Preconception Counseling & Primary Infertility Evaluation

Procedures

Surgery
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy, D&C, Polypectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Tubal Occlusion
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Adnexal Surgery (Cystectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Fulguration or Excision of Endometriosis
  • Total Abdominal Hysterectomy & Laparotomy
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) & Cold Knife Cone (CKC)
  • Wide Local Excision
  • Laser of Vulva

About Dr. Leslie Coker Appiah

Dr. Leslie Appiah chose a career in obstetrics and gynecology because she believes women should be able to pursue life’s aspirations unencumbered by reproductive health problems. For Dr. Appiah, the opportunity to care for each patient through the many stages of her reproductive health journey is a privilege, which adds greater meaning and purpose to her work as a physician.

Dr. Appiah is most proud of her ability to develop enduring relationships with her patients based on trust and mutual respect. She approaches each patient with compassion, skill and the understanding that the medical system can be overwhelming and that her role is to help patients successfully navigate this system as they improve their health.

One of Dr. Appiah’s greatest joys as a healthcare provider is meeting people from different backgrounds and experiences, as it helps her advocate for the reproductive wellness of diverse populations. In addition to her advocacy, Dr. Appiah is often recognized for her expertise in the effects of cancer treatments on reproductive health and hormone replacement therapy in patients with complex medical conditions.

When “away” from work, Dr. Appiah enjoys discussing books, entertaining friends, traveling, cooking, enjoying music with her children and spending quiet time with her spouse.

Education

  • Medical school: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, department of obstetrics & gynecology

Awards & recognitions

John Hopkins University School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching

The Organon Resident Research Award for Outstanding Research

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Surgical Award


Did you know?

Dr. Appiah diligently engages with legislators to help pass bills mandating insurance coverage of fertility preservation for patients with cancer.

“I approach every patient with the knowledge that she is trusting me to treat her with compassion and skill as we partner through her healthcare journey.” Dr. Leslie Coker Appiah