Dr. Kochenburger is Alameda's Only Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon!

Since 1993, Harvard-educated, Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Dr Richard Kochenburger, has enthusiastically served the women's health needs of East Bay women.

With daily office hours and a cheerful, holistic/prevention-oriented approach, Dr. Kochenburger and Nurse Practitioner Ms. Azam Moore provide attentive, compassionate care. Every attempt is made to provide personalized, "old fashioned" service in a "partnership model". Dr. Kochenburger is only one of a handful of solo private practice obstetrician gynecologist that remain in the greater East Bay area. He offers concierge type service, and is present at around 90% of his patient's births and deliveries.

Whether expecting the birth of a child, requiring an annual PAP smear, discussing family planning or a related women's health concern, Dr. Kochenburger, Ms. Moore and our friendly staff would love to meet you!


"I welcome women and their partners in all areas of my integrative Obstetrics and Gynecology practice. Areas of expertise include family planning, adolescent medicine, menopause, alternatives to hysterectomy, minimally invasive surgery and preventative medicine.
I enjoy and have nearly 20 years of experience in helping to maintain and enhance wellness. My nurse practitioner (Ms. Azam Moore) and I are both patient-centered and spend much time in explaining and sorting out the causes of problems and encouraging/empowering patients to make their own decisions."
Dr. Kochenburger always strives to be on the "cutting edge" of the latest medical knowledge and surgical techniques. With a conservative approach towards recommending surgery, Dr. Kochenburger offers such new technology as the Essure sterilization procedure, Novasure endometrial ablation to conservatively treat heavy periods, laparoscopic hysterectomy, operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, and the Bard Transobturator tape for treatment of stress urinary incontinence.
For over 3 years, Dr Kochenburger has also offered economical Botox treatment to alleviate upper facial wrinkles as well as Restylane treatment to ameliorate lower facial wrinkles. As a solo practitioner, Dr. Kochenburger is able to forge strong relationships with his expectant mothers and attends approximately 85-90% of his Alta Bates Medical Center births. Pregnancy and childbirth are viewed as a "natural and healthy life passage" and not as a "medical event".
  • Obstetrics
  • Some High Risk Obstetrics
  • Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
  • Well Women Exams
  • Family Planning
  • Menopause
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Basic Infertility Workups (including Clomid and IUI treatments)
  • Sexuality Issues
  • Gardisil vaccine
  • Mirena and Paragard IUDs
  • Laparoscopic and Essure sterilization
  • Alternatives to hysterectomy
  • Novasure endometrial ablation
  • Sling treatment of stress urinary incontinence
  • Traditional and laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Facial wrinkle treatments with Botox and Restylane