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MonaLisa Touch

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
  • Incontinence
  • Vulvodynia (pain or vaginal depression
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis (pain during intercourse)
  • Vaginitis

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.

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What is MIS?

Unlike traditional surgery, minimally invasive procedures involve no large incisions whatsoever. Instead, extremely small incisions are made, only large enough for the insertion of minuscule cameras equipped with microscopes and tiny fiber-optic flashlights.

Surgeons use this micro-technology to view the inside of your body on a high-definition monitor. After the procedure, it takes only a few stitches to close up each of the incisions.

For the patient, MIS means: Smaller Incisions, Faster Recovery, Less Pain

In addition, the benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Increased safety: With smaller incisions, there is less trauma to the body and far less blood loss.
  • Decreased scarring: Most incisions just take a stitch or two to close.
  • Faster recovery: Whereas recovery from traditional surgeries typically takes six to eight weeks; patients who have undergone minimally invasive procedures usually recover in only two.
  • Decreased length of hospital stay: Most MIS procedures are associated with a 23 hour discharge or scheduled outpatient surgery

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Robotic Surgery

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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Pre & Post Op Care

Pre-Operative Care Instructions

  1. Pre-admit to Centennial Hills Hospital 2-5 days prior to your scheduled surgery. Please obtain your ordered lab work at this time also.
  2. Schedule a pre-operative appointment with your physician 1-2 weeks prior to your scheduled procedure/surgery date. This gives you an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding your procedure.
  3. Avoid any aspirin products 2 weeks prior to your procedure/surgery date and inform your doctor or nurse of all medications that you are currently taking.
  4. If you experience flu-like symptoms, or have a fever of 101 or higher within a week of your surgery, please notify our office as soon as possible by calling (702) 304-5800.
  5. The day before the procedure/surgery eat only light meals, such as salads, fruits or soups.
  6. Bowel Prep (for major abdominal patients). Patients refer to Bowel Preparation for Surgery instruction sheet.
  7. Ingest nothing by mouth 8 hours prior to your scheduled procedure/surgery time.
  8. Be aware that your anesthesiologist will be calling you the evening before your surgery.
  9. Wear loose comfortable clothing: no jewelry and remove dentures and contact lenses prior to procedure.
  10. Ensure that you have made arrangements for a ride home because you will still be under the influence of anesthesia for several hours following your procedure. Your driver must be at least 18 years old.
  11. If you require an excuse for work absence, please inform the nurse during your pre-operative appointment.

Post-Operative Care

Post-op instructions are given on an individual basis by the PACU nurse before you are discharged to go home. The most common post-op instructions are as follows:

  1. No lifting greater than 15 pounds.
  2. You may shower; however, avoid soaking in the bathtub.
  3. No driving while under the influence of pain killers or other narcotic substances.
  4. Call your doctor or go to the ER if you experience severe pain, excessive vaginal bleeding, fever greater than 100 degrees F or severe nausea/vomiting.
  5. Follow up with your doctor in 2 weeks for your post-op visit.
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