What is MonaLisa Touch?
Studies show that as many as 50 percent of women suffer from vaginal dryness, itching, and pain, resulting in decreased sexual enjoyment or intimacy avoidance due to embarrassment. Now it’s possible to turn back the hands of time and regain control of your feminine health. MonaLisa Touch is the only laser therapy approved by the FDA to restore women’s pelvic health. It delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue, resulting in the generation of new collagen and elastin and vascularization of the treated area. Treatments typically take five minutes, and only three sessions are needed for full results.
How does it work?
MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue resulting in the generation of new collagen and elastin and vascularization of the treated area. Each in-office treatment takes approximately five minutes, with some patients seeing results as early as 12 hours after the first session. Treatments are quick, painless, have minimal side effects and require no anesthesia or downtime. For optimal results, treatments should be scheduled six weeks apart and all three treatments are recommended.
Who is a candidate?
If you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms or conditions, talk to your doctor to see if this treatment is right for you.
- Vaginal Dryness
- Painful Intercourse
- Frequent Urinary or Vaginal Infections
- Vulvodynia (pain or vaginal depression
- Vulvar Vestibulitis (pain during intercourse)
How can I make an appointment to learn more?
Schedule a no-cost consultation to see if treatment is right for you through the WellHealth App, available for download through the Apple Store or Google Play; through our website, by clicking here or by calling (702) 255-3547.
What is MIS?
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) replaces the use of large incisions into the abdomen with smaller incisions (or in some cases, no incisions), which allow the surgeon to view the inside of the body with a small camera and manipulate the internal organs with small surgical tools. By taking this minimally-invasive approach, surgeons have been able to reduce the pain and blood loss associate with surgery, allowing patients to resume their normal routine 1-2 weeks instead of after more than a month as is the case with “open” surgeries.
There are two main types of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery:
- Laparoscopic Surgery involves the use of 1-4 small incisions on the abdomen, through which tiny cameras, lights, and surgical tools are threaded by way of an entry “port” called a trocar. In laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon views the inside of the abdomen on a video screen in the operating room while also manipulating surgical tools like graspers and scissors from outside of the abdomen. In some cases, laparoscopic surgery may involve the use of a robot, in which case the surgeon sits at a video station near the patient and manipulates surgical tools that are connected to the arms of the robot remotely.
- Hysteroscopic Surgery allows the surgeon to enter the body without any incision, most commonly through the vagina. In the case of hysteroscopy, the surgeon will thread a small camera and light through the vagina and cervix to view the inside of the uterus. Depending on the type of surgery, the surgeon may also thread other tools through the opening in order to complete the procedure.
LVMIS-WPHC is one of the nation’s premier educators on the use of robotic surgery devices.
Chief among these is the da Vinci Surgical System by Intuitive Surgical. This state-of-the-art device features an ergonomic physician console, from which the surgeon may operate four interactive robotic arms.
Physicians view high-resolution 3D images at the console, and operate the fully-articulated robotic arms via special controls that fit over the surgeon’s fingertips. Through this interface, the most delicate of movements are mimicked by the robotic arms with absolute precision.
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