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Dr. John Hettiarachchi, FACS FPMRS

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Contraindications to MonaLisa Touch or Vaginal Laser Therapy

If you are considering the MonaLisa Touch or other laser therapy for vaginal rejuvenation, many patients wonder about contraindications prior to receiving the laser treatment. One patient mentioned, “There is no exclusion criteria for MonaLisa Touch, other than those related to serious local or systemic diseases. I understand one cannot have the treatment if one has […]

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Washington Post Article Features Patient Experiences with MonaLisa Touch

A recent article published by the Washington Post titled “Women’s Sexual Problems are Finally Getting Their Due, with New Treatments Designed to Restore Pleasure” featured several stories from real patients and their experience with the MonaLisa Touch treatment. Highlighting the development of options for restoring sexual vitality to post-menopausal women, the article demonstrates how the MonaLisa […]

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Q & A with Dr. Hettiarachchi on the Geneveve Treatment

Dr. Hettiarachchi Answers Questions About the Viveve Treatment Is Viveve helpful for urinary incontinence? As a physician with board certification in Urology and Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery I have treated many women with incontinence and vaginal laxity with the Viveve Treatment. I have been impressed with the results of the Viveve Treatment. There are Varity […]

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Ask the Expert

Urinary issues, vulvovaginal atrophy, and sexual dysfunction are NOT insignificant problems. In fact, 1 of 20 women in their 20s suffer with urinary incontinence. This increases to 50% by the time they reach 60. Women post hysterectomy, breast cancer survivors, and 50% of postmenopausal women suffer symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy, and 40% of women of all ages suffer distress due to sexual dysfunction.

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