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Urology Specialists Now Offering MonaLisa Touch Gynecologic Laser

Feb 07, 2019 11:04AM ● By Alyssa McGinnis

Dr. Lauren Wood Thum, a Urologist with Urology Specialists and a fellowship trained specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, has added a leading edge treatment to her practice to resolve urologic and gynecologic health issues often caused by menopause.  The MonaLisa Touch, an in-office procedure that is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia, received FDA clearance in 2014. Dr. Wood Thum is very excited to offer the special fractional CO2 laser designed to help postmenopausal women as well as breast cancer survivors.

In 2010, there were approximately 64M postmenopausal women and many of them may experience health changes when estrogen levels decline.  In addition, there are approximately 25K breast cancer diagnoses per year – but the disease has a survival rate of nearly 90% at five years.  That adds up to a large portion of our population likely suffering in silence from a wide array of gynecologic health concerns: many of which can greatly impact a woman’s quality of life.

The MonaLisa Touch is the most recent innovation introduced by Cynosure, a worldwide leader in the surgical, medical, and aesthetic pulsed-light and laser marketplace.  Performed in an office environment, without the need for anesthesia and with virtually no pain or side effects, the MonaLisa Touch delivers fractional CO2 laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue so cells make more collagen.  Patients undergo three treatments spaced six weeks apart, and each treatment time is less than five minutes.

Recent studies show that patients treated with the MonaLisa Touch laser showed highly statistically significant improvement in the vaginal tissue after the first treatment.  Patients in the studies experienced minimal to no side effects or adverse reactions and showed an escalation of progress with each subsequent treatment. With these kinds of outcomes, the MonaLisa Touch is a procedure for postmenopausal patients.  

Dr Lauren Wood Thum states:  “The MonaLisa Touch has been a tremendous help for my patients with recurring UTI’s, patients with painful intercourse, vaginal pain and burning, leakage of urine and numerous other urologic complaints.  I am grateful that I am able to offer this procedure to my patients.”

For more information on the Cynosure MonaLisa Touch laser, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lauren Wood Thum or one of our doctors, please call our clinic at 605-336-0635.

The MonaLisa Touch is a registered trademark of DEKA M.E.L.A. Srl

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