of
MC

Michelle Chu, MD

Dr. Chu is a surgeon in the Reno area. She is affiliated with Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center and 2 more hospitals.
Get directions
Opens Google Maps in another tab

Conditions treated

Tap to see related services for each condition and more details about our calculations.

Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more breast cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
54 doctors
Top 15%
54 doctors
Top 5%
26 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Chu saw more breast cyst patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
10 doctors
Top 15%
9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more carcinoma patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
19 doctors
Top 15%
20 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
17 doctors
Top 15%
17 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
1 doctor
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Chu saw more fibrocystic breast patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
1 doctor
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Chu saw more mastitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
33 doctors
Top 15%
32 doctors
Top 5%
16 doctors
Dr. Chu saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
11 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
38 doctors
Top 15%
38 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more obesity patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
28 doctors
Top 15%
28 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Chu saw chronic pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.
Top 25%
69 doctors
Top 15%
69 doctors
Top 5%
34 doctors
Dr. Chu saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Chu saw lymphoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
38 doctors
Top 15%
37 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Chu saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
63 doctors
Top 15%
63 doctors
Top 5%
31 doctors
Dr. Chu saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Chu saw non-alcoholic liver disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
61 doctors
Top 15%
61 doctors
Top 5%
30 doctors
Dr. Chu saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
10 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Chu saw rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.
Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Chu saw more lymphedema patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Chu saw gynecomastia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.
Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Chu saw gas patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.
Top 25%
28 doctors
Top 15%
28 doctors
Top 5%
14 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more liver condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
5 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Chu saw more cholecystitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Reno area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Chu saw ventral hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Chu saw skin tag patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.
Top 25%
39 doctors
Top 15%
39 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Chu saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Reno area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Chu accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Anoscopy $142 – 301
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $4,097 – 14.0k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,686 – 11.7k
Liver biopsy $3,554 – 5,970
Skin tag removal $121 – 352

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Chu’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
17%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Chu’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Chu’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Chu’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Chu’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Chu’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Chu 86%
Predicted for her patients 74%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Chu’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Chu’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Chu’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Chu’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Chu’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
92%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Chu’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Chu’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Chu’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Chu’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Chu sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
1500 E 2nd St
Reno, NV 89502
2,236 miles away
  • Spanish

Reviews

Credentials
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1999

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Chu is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Renown South Meadows Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Renown Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • First Choice Health
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield