Our physicians are board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and have extensive surgical skill in gynecological procedures. We have expertise in routine and high risk obstetrics.

Located in Bay Area Hospital, Ste. 200

Denise M. Lochner


(361) 993-6000 | ext 7621
Obstetrics / Gynecology & Infertility
B.A. Psychology Vanderbilt Univ. 1991
M.D. @ UT Southwestern
Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2005
ABOG Designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) – 2023
Dr. Lochner’s background and memberships include: Diplomat, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG) – 2005; Fellow, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists; ABOG Focused Practice Designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) – 2023; Member, Texas State and Nueces County American Medical Associations; Member American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, 2023; Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Focused Practice Designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) On October 2, 2023, Dr. Lochner took and passed the 2023 MIGS Focused Practice examination. The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) recognizes physicians’ additional expertise in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery with its Focused Practice Designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS). This designation recognizes physicians who have additional surgical expertise and dedicate a significant percentage of their practice to the care of women with benign and complex gynecologic diseases and manage complications using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Experienced MIGS surgeons who meet ABOG’s stringent requirements are given the opportunity to take an examination that would designate them as experts in this field.

Dr. Lochner is passionate about all aspects of her job. She enjoys caring for women of all ages within the spectrum of her specialty. Her obstetrical practice includes low and high risk patients. She is equally passionate about her gynecological patients. She has become an advocate for minimally invasive surgeries and as such pursued and achieved an ABOG sponsored Focused Practice Designation in Minimally Invasive Gyn Surgery In her free time, Dr. Lochner loves gardening, traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Sandra I. Noriega


(361) 993-6000 | ext 7208
Obstetrics / Gynecology & Infertility
BS @ University of Houston
MD @ UT Houston
Bay State Medical Center - Residency
Dr. Noriega was born in Los Angeles, CA and grew up in Houston, TX. She trained in Massachusetts and has settled in Corpus Christi to practice and raise her children.

A fun fact about Dr. Noriega: she was born on April Fool’s Day. “I am passionate about helping women in the most exciting aspects of their lives from puberty to childbirth, through menopause and beyond.”

Rolando E. Vega


(361) 993-6000 | ext 7209
Obstetrics / Gynecology & Infertility
MD @ San Juan Puerto Rico.
Fellow of American College of OBGYN
VP of Medical Staff at Bay Area CCMC
Medical Director CC Pregnancy Center
Dr. Vega is the Medical Director of the Corpus Christi Pregnancy Center. Dr. Vega was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he moved to Corpus Christi in 2008. He says that by looking at him you would never know he was not born here, but his accent gives him away. He particularly enjoys his work with the CC Pregnancy center, where they are PRO-LIFE.

“My favorite part of my career is the deliveries because I love being part of the happy event that affects the whole family”

Sophia J. Ommani


(361) 993-6000 | ext 7201
Obstetrics / Gynecology & Infertility
B.S. in Biology @ TAMUCC
M.S. @ University of NTHSC
M.D. @ American Univ. (St. Maarten)
Dr. Ommani completed her clinical years of medical school and subsequent residency training in New York City, after which she joined her husband as an attending physician in the obstetrics and gynecology department at West Virginia University Hospital. She then came back home to Corpus Christi to be closer to family and give back to the local community.

Dr. Ommani is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and belongs to the Women’s Empowerment Institute, Texas Medical Association, American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. When she is not working, Dr. Ommani likes to run and compete in 5Ks. She also loves to shop and spend time with her family. A fun fact about her: she is terrified of Komodo dragons.

“I truly love what I do! As an ob/gyn I am a surgeon, counselor and advocate. I have the opportunity to watch life unfold from the moment of conception and see strong women move through all of phases of their lives. The best thing is I get to do all this in my favorite city with a great group of colleagues.”

Romulo Corrada


(361) 993-6000 | ext 7205
Obstetrics / Gynecology & Infertility
M.D. @ UPR - School of Medicine
Residency @ Univ. Hosp. Puerto Rico
Dr. Corrada is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopic surgeons. Dr. Corrada is committed to providing the best quality of care to his patients. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys golf and salsa dancing!

Maria A. Pizzaro


(361) 993-6000 | ext 7206
Obstetrics / Gynecology & Infertility
M.D. @ UPR - School of Medicine
Residency @ Univ. Hosp. Puerto Rico
Pizarro Aesthetics
Dr. Pizzaro was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist. She is a member of the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Pizarro enjoys the infertility part of her practice to fulfill the dreams of so many of her patients. She loves to cook, sew and spending time with her husband and two children.

Dr. Maria Pizarro established Pizarro Aesthetics with her patient’s health & beauty needs in mind. Our office started with Botox & then proceeded to open the door to laser hair removal. Fifteen years later it has become one of Corpus Christi’s successful & long-standing medical aesthetic offices. Pizarro Aesthetics offers the newest innovative & cutting edge technology available on the market. With aesthetic medicine forever evolving, Dr. Pizarro strives to give these advancements in treatment to her patients at a reasonable cost. From Botox to body contouring, weight loss, anti-aging, & skin care; Pizarro aesthetics is here to help our patient’s inner beauty shine through.

Heather Dixon


(361) 993-6000 | ext 7116
Obstetrics / Gynecology
D.O. @ UIC College of Medicine
Res. @ Illinois Masonic Hospital
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Jaishree Ellis


(361) 993-6000 | ext 0
Obstetrics / Gynecology
BA - English, Univ. of Pennsylvania
M.D. @ University of Illinois
Res. @ Harlem Hospital - Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons
Dr. Ellis loves working with women. She enjoy's being able to share information with them which empowers them to make the best decisions about their lives and health. She also feels it is a tremendous privilege to be present for the birth of a baby, and to be entrusted with the care of mother and child.

Dr. Ellis is a mother of 3, with her youngest child having autism. Her journey with him led her to study disability advocacy, and has become a big proponent for inclusion & observation of all rights for people with disabilities. In addition to being an advocate, she helped to found a chamber of commerce dedicated to increasing employment opportunities for individuals who are disabled. She loves spending time with her children, and is also and avid scrapbooker which helps her document and capture life's special moments. She loves to travel and one of her all time favorite places to visit is the Amalfi Coast in Italy!

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