Women are calling it “Life Changing”
Have you experienced urogynological changes? Changes like vaginal looseness, painful sex, vaginal burning or itching, multiple bladder infections or bladder leaks/urinary incontinence ? Or do you have difficulty with arousal and sensitivity? You are not alone!
Millions of women suffer from problems with their vaginal health. Whether due to a decline in estrogen levels resulting from menopause, breast cancer or other, approximately 50% of women suffer from vaginal atrophy or other changes in their vaginal health, including severe dryness and painful intercourse. With limited treatment options, many women suffered in silence.
However, the days of "dealing with it" are over thanks to revolutionary treatments at the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health, including the MonaLisa Touch®, Emsella, Geneveve and more. With virtually no discomfort, no down time, and symptoms improving after even the first treatment, you no longer have to live with vaginal atrophy or other problems with your vaginal health.
See How Women's Lives Have Improved
An End to Vaginal Dryness & Atrophy
Mary Jo speaks about her experience with MonaLisa Touch treatment, including the benefits women with severe vaginal dryness can expect.
Treating Bladder Leaks and Getting Your "Mojo" Back
Tiffany talks about her experience with the Geneveve procedure and the benefits that one can expect from the procedure, including the fix for bladder leaking.
The fix for painful sexual discomfort
Debra shares how the MonaLisa Touch treatment restored her vaginal health after suffering from vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.
Thorough Evaluations = Better Outcomes
What to Expect at Your Consultation
Our friendly staff provides you with a most warm welcome. We do all we can to ensure that you feel comfortable discussing issues that may not be easy to talk about.
Comprehensive Medical History
Rather than a "one-size-fits-all" approach, Dr. Hettiarachchi and our staff take a detailed medical exam to be as familiar as possible with your history, symptoms and concerns. We make sure to understand your medication list and prior surgeries. We also evaluate the following:
- Female sexual function index (FSFI)
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Function Questionnaire (PISQ-12 )
- Vaginal looseness scale
Dr. Hettiarachchi then performs a physical exam to thoroughly understand your physical condition. The exam may include the following:
- Evaluating vaginal tissue quality/ lubrication.
- Vaginal support : collagen and pelvic muscle strength
- POPQ assessment
- Vaginal Health index
We then perform the labs recommended for hormonal evaluation.
Only after the above analyses are completed to provide treatment recommendations—all at your initial consultation. This thorough process enables us to provide you with a customized treatment plan most likely to help you with your unique condition. As Charlotte's most experienced female pelvic health specialist, Dr. Hettiarachchi provides the most thorough evaluations and comprehensive treatment plans.
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Trust your Pelvic care to a Pelvic Specialist
Our team, led by Dr. John Hettiarachchi, has many years of experience treating a wide range of urologic and pelvic conditions. Dr. Hettiarachchi is the only urologist in the area who is dual board certified in Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). He was 1 of 1000 specialists in the United States to qualify for the FPMRS board certification. He was the first physician in the Greater Charlotte area to provide his patients with specialized care for sexual, urinary, vaginal and pelvic wellness that includes minimally and non-invasive therapies to manage vaginal pain, dryness, leaky bladder and improve sexual function. He is uniquely qualified to assess patients for this form of revitalizing vaginal therapy.
Physicians, physician spouses and health care professionals choose Dr. Hettiarachchi and Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health for their pelvic wellness and treatments. Women have traveled from out of state seeking Dr. Hettiarachchi's expert opinion for their symptoms of painful intercourse and leaky bladder. They are referring their mothers for recurrent UTI's and incontinence and their daughters for vaginal looseness and dryness. It is a true honor to be able to serve the growing community of empowered women.
Dr Hettiarachchi has surgical privileges with several local hospitals including Carolinas Health Care system hospitals, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center and Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Over the last 15 years, he has performed extensive and complicated surgeries on both men and women including bladder, kidney, prostate, penile and female pelvic prolapse procedures.
Even with Dr Hettiarachchi's unsurpassed experience in the field and his expertise with multiple treatment technologies, listening is still a major part of any treatment plan. Treatment always starts with listening to the patient's concerns and medical history, analyzing her symptoms, and customizing a course of action that will work for her. You can be assured that you will receive the best of care, your concerns will always be heard and you will always be treated with kindness by our long-standing expert team.
Dr. Hettiarachchi is neither owned nor employed by a hospital nor is he part of a mega medical group. The Pelvic Center is not governed by Health Insurance authorizations for medical care provided. As the expert in his field and sole owner of his medical practice, Dr. Hettiarachchi has the ability to customize the therapy that is right for you, which won't be delayed by Insurance company's attempt to dictate medical care provided or limited by hospital resources. He feels privileged to be able to offer so many options to women that are offered nowhere else.
Based on the strength of his credentials, patient results, and expertise, Dr. Hettiarachchi has been named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf, a recognition awarded to less than 10% of doctors. This status is earned by achieving high patient satisfaction (as reported in RealSelf reviews), getting favorable feedback on expert answers, and investing significant time in Q&A and other doctor activity. Read Dr. Hettiarachchi’s reviews here.