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standard-title MonaLisa Touch A New Approach to Vaginal Health

MonaLisa Touch

A New Approach to Vaginal Health

Goodbye Kegels! Hello, MonaLisa Touch® -A Novel Laser Therapy for Vaginal Health.

 

MonaLisa Touch® is a groundbreaking new laser therapy. It’s a simple, safe and clinically proven treatment for mild urinary incontinence and the painful symptoms of menopause (either natural or induced). MonaLisa touch not only delivers gentle laser energy to stimulate the vaginal wall tissue, but can also re-establish the proper urinary function in those who suffer from mild incontinence issues.  It’s a non-hormonal, non-surgical, in-office procedure. Three sessions. Less than five minutes each. Six weeks apart.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common problem among women, especially for those over the age of 35 or after childbirth. There are several types and levels of incontinence which can have a negative impact on quality of life.

  • Stress Incontinence: Leakage while laughing, coughing, sneezing, lifting weight, or jumping.
  • Urgency: Hard to control, sudden urges to urinate that may lead to involuntary loss of urine.
  • Mixed: A mixture of both stress and urgency incontinence symptoms/issues.

Vaginal Atrophy

Vaginal atrophy also known as atrophic vaginitis is a widespread problem among pre and postmenopausal women. It’s the thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to the loss of estrogen. This can lead to:

  • Vaginal Dryness: Loss of lubrication and moisture on vaginal walls.
  • Vaginal Fragility: Vaginal tissue becomes fragile and can result in tiny tears during intercourse.
  • Vaginal Laxity: Childbirth, aging, and some medical conditions may affect collagen levels in the vaginal tissue, affecting elasticity and tone creating a feeling of looseness.
  • Dyspareunia (Painful Intercourse): Itching, irritation and pain during intercourse.
  • Dysuria: Pain or discomfort with urination, generally reported as a burning sensation and a common symptom of a bladder infection. Women in menopause can be more susceptible to infection and painful urination due to a change in the pH levels in the urinary tract.

MonaLisa is an ideal treatment for those looking for less invasive procedures, compared to surgical pharmaceutical treatments, as well as those who want to be free of mild urinary issues like urinary leakage. It’s also suitable for those who’ve had gynecologic changes due to a decrease in estrogen, history of breast cancer, thrombophlebitis, or other contraindications to estrogen, as well as those who’ve had an inadequate response to estrogen therapy or decline of treatment results with estrogen.

“For the first time in years I felt a spark of hope for a situation that I had once thought was a lost cause. I thought I would be the woman who always wore a pad (just in case), be on the lookout for the restroom wherever I went (just in case) and would always be taking medication when my PH levels would be off.”  Read more of Kelly’s story…

 

Treatment: What to Expect

What does this procedure feel like?

The in-office procedure is virtually painless, requires no anesthesia and typically is done under 5 minutes.

  • How many treatments does it take?

Patients receive three <5 minute in-office treatments that are spaced six weeks apart.

  • How does it Work?

The MonaLisa Touch® delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response in the vaginal canal. A typical course of treatment is three 5 minute procedures over 18 weeks.  Many women report symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments 2 and 3.

  • When will I see results?

Most MonaLisa Touch® patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three

  • How long does it last?

After the third treatment, patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.

  • Are there any limitations after the procedure is done?

Patients can return to normal activities after the procedure, but should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you. 

  • What is the procedure like?

Procedure Video

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Patient Stories

What Women Are Saying About MonaLisa Touch®

 

SARA  “When I underwent the MonaLisa Touch® procedure I was a little nervous and after the procedure, I came out almost bouncing off the wall, saying I cannot believe, there is no discomfort, such a short time commitment.
I first began to see results from the MonaLisa Touch® Procedure approximately 2 weeks after the initial procedure.”

 

LORI  “To find out that there was actually a laser that in 3 treatments could possibly provide me with what I hadn’t been getting in the last 10 years of trying.  I was ecstatic.  I think having the procedure helps me to feel like I can be in touch with just being a woman again.  It can really affect your self-confidence, your self-esteem.  And so I think that was a plus that I wasn’t really considering, that happened.”  

KELLY’S STORY For the first time in years I felt a spark of hope for a situation that I had once thought was a lost cause. I thought I would be the woman who always wore a pad (just in case), be on the lookout for the restroom wherever I went (just in case) and would always be taking medication when my PH levels would be off.”  Read more of Kelly’s story…

 

VIDEO         Dr Mickey Karram interview

 

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FAQ

  • Has MonaLisa Touch® been clinically studied? A multisite study was conducted by two leading Urogynecologists who are experts in the field of postmenopausal gynecologic health; Dr. Mickey Karram, Director of Fellowship Program on Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH and Dr. Eric Sokol, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center. Additionally, recent results from a trial evaluating the laser treatment on postmenopausal women and breast cancer survivors who are experiencing gynecologic health issues shows positive results and a high patient satisfaction rating.

 

  • Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer? Yes, the MonaLisa Touch® therapy is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.  The MonaLisa Touch® treatment is a great option.

 

  • Where can I have this done? The MonaLisa Touch® is a quick, simple and safe procedure performed by one of our experienced urologists in our office.

 

  • Is MonaLisa Touch® covered by insurance?   The MonaLisa Touch® is not currently covered under insurance, the consultation however, is covered by most medical insurances. Puyallup Surgical Consultants offers a discounted package rate for three treatments (when paid in full) or you can elect to pay for individual treatments. Call our clinic for more details 253-840-4994.

 

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Meet Our MonaLisa Touch® Specialists

Subspecialty Interest

  • Urological Care
  • Kidney Stones
  • Testicular Concerns
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Robotic-assisted surgery
  • Bladder cancer
  • Blood in urine
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sexual dysfunction

Professional Affiliations

  • American Urological Association
  • Endourological Society

Personal Interests

  • Snowboarding
  • Running
  • Hiking

Dr. Lamberton is a urologist specializing in all aspects of urological care, including kidney stones, testicular concerns, prostate cancer, robotic-assisted surgery, bladder cancer, blood in urine, laparoscopic surgery and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Lamberton received his medical training and completed an internship and residency at Loma Linda University. He is a member of the American Urological Association and Endourological Society. A native of Brewster, Wash., Dr. Lamberton enjoys snowboarding, running and hiking.

Medical School:
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Urology Residency:
Loma Linda University

Subspecialty Interest

  • Kidney Stones
  • Prostate
  • Tumor treatment
  • Robotic-assisted Prostate and Kidney Surgery

Board Certification
American Board of Urology

Professional Affiliations

  • American Urological Association

Personal Interests

  • Biking
  • Backpacking
  • Hiking

Dr. Lee is a urologist with training in all aspects of general urology, including kidney stones and tumor treatment, with a special emphasis in robotic-assisted prostate and kidney surgery. Dr. Lee finished his undergraduate training at Northwestern University and received his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He went on to complete his internship and residency in General Surgery and Urology at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He then completed a robotics fellowship specializing in kidney, bladder, and prostate surgery in Seattle. He is a member of the American Urological Association. Dr. Lee enjoys biking, backpacking, and hiking.

Undergraduate Education:
Northwestern University

Medical School:
University of Illinois

Urology Residency:
University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago IL

Fellowship:
Robotics Fellowship - Seattle, WA

Subspecialty Interest

  • Urological Care
  • Kidney Stones
  • Testicular Concerns
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Robotic-assisted Surgery
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood in Urine
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Professional Affiliations

  • American Urological Association

Personal Interests

  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Film
  • Travel

Dr. Street is a urologist specializing in all aspects of urologic care, including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, robotic-assisted surgery, hematuria, kidney/bladder stones, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Street attended medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia and completed his urology residency at Oklahoma University. He is a member of the American Urologic Association. Originally from Oregon, Dr. Street is a fan of running, hiking, travel, and film.

Urology Residency:
Oklahoma University

Medical School:
Drexel University in Philadelphia

Undergraduate
University of Oregon

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