We are a large referral base for many gynecologic minimally invasive surgeries. Dr. Rodriguez is fellowship-trained in the DaVinci Robot Surgical system and takes great pride in being able to tackle most of your gynecologic surgeries with a minimally invasive approach. A minimally invasive approach allows for outpatient surgery with faster recovery. She performs a wide range of surgeries that correct most female issues like heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, infertility or urinary issues. The techinical name for these surgeries are hysterectomy, myomectomy, ovarian cystectomies or oopherectomies, colpopexy or slings. She also helps many women with external genital issues like redundant vulvar, labia or vaginal tissue, genital warts or vulvar cysts. To see surgical videos or get more information regarding your specific surgery click here.
Skin Care Services
Offered by Yoli Carr, certified Aesthetician with 15 yrs experience.
1. Oxygeneo Facial $185
2. Acne Facial $135
3. Lunchtime Express Facial $125
4. Dermaplane $85
5. LED with brightening mask $145
6. Micropeel $140
7. ZO stimulator peel $135
8. 3 step peel $300
9. Eyebrow Tint $25
10. Eyebrow Shape $35
11. Combine Eyebrow Tint & Shape $45
alternative treatment for patients who are not suitable for Hormone Therapy, or for those patients who have found Hormone Therapy to be ineffective. MonaLisa Touch is thought to work by stimulating the body’s regenerative processes to create more hydrated and healthy cells, and to improve the vascularity of the vaginal mucosa. This improves the integrity and elasticity of the vaginal wall and helps increases the acidity of the vaginal environment to help fight off frequent infections.
Recently the FDA released a statement regarding their approval for fractional CO2 Lasers. We would like to make our patient's aware of the indications for CO2 laser: Fractional CO2 laser, like the Mona Lisa Touch have FDA approval for the indications of “incision, excision, ablation, vaporization, and coagulation of body soft tissues in medical specialties, including aesthetic (dermatology and plastic surgery), podiatry, otolaryngology (ENT), gynecology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, general and thoracic surgery (including open and endoscopic), dental and oral surgery and genitourinary surgery”.
The applications for CO2 laser in Gynecology are many. CO2 laser is used as a surgical tool for cutting and ablating lesions caused by endometriosis. We also use the CO2 laser to vaporize vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia and genital warts caused by HPV. The laser is so effective for these lesions because it has minimal collateral damage and depth of penetration because it is so precise. It stimulates new mucosa and skin to form which is part of the healing process. The FDA does not want CO2 laser manufactures to market their lasers as a treatment for vaginal atrophy.
It is important to note that although there are a number of indications enumerated for this technology, the specific indication for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy is not listed. It has been our experience and observational data has shown potential benefits with the use of this technology in treating patients with vulvovaginal atrophy. However, these observational trials do not evaluate the use of concomitant treatments, and they lack long-term follow-up (trials assessed follow-up at 12 weeks). No randomized trials or comparative effectiveness studies have been published (www.medscape.com/viewarticle/846960).
Although initial data indicate potential utility, additional data clearly are needed to further assess the efficacy and safety of this procedure in treating vulvovaginal atrophy, particularly for long-term benefit. We are hopeful that the long term data will become available as thousands of patients have already been treated and shown to have excellent results. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible with our patients. In the three years that we have used this laser, we have had zero complications and many satisfied patients. This is truly the only non-hormonal alternative for our estrogen receptor positive breast cancer survivors who cannot use hormones to treat their vaginal dryness. We will continue to offer this treatment because we have had so many positive outcomes and unfortunately there is no other non-hormonal alternative besides lubricants which only offer temporary relief. We will await and follow any instructions issued by the FDA. To learn more about the Mona Lisa Laser click here.
Hormone optimization is the holy grail of anti-aging. Men and women start to feel their worst when our hormones begin to diminish (andropause/menopause). One in seven pre-menopausal women will die of heart disease and that number increases to one in three after menopause. Other issues associated with low hormones include: osteoporosis, fatigue, decrease mental clarity, depression, anxiety, weight gain, insomnia, vaginal dryness, lack of libido, hair loss, dry skin....the list is endless.
We know that in the right patient (no personal history of breast/prostate cancer or thrombophilia) hormone replacement is excellent for prevention of many illnesses. Hormone optimization is not just for women, it can help men too by replenishing their diminishing testosterone. Stop over-medicating yourself with synthetic drugs. Please learn about hormone optimization. Schedule your consult appointment today and start feeling better. You do not have to suffer in silence. Click to find out more
Co2 Laser treatment of Vaginal Atrophy....Does it work? What are the indications?
MonaLisa Touch is a non-surgical, non-hormonal alternative that has been shown to have potential benefits with the use of this technology for the treatment of Vaginal Atrophy. It is quick, comfortable for patients, requires no downtime and provides patients with relief for up to 12 months. These symptoms can include dyspareunia, vaginal itching, burning, dryness, and resultant impacts on quality of life.
The treatment can be used in conjunction with Hormone Therapy, as an
Acupuncture & Eastern Medicine
We are proud to offer acupuncture and traditional eastern medicine for our patients seeking alternative methods to compliment or enhance their current treatments. Patricia Arnazzi graduated Magna Cum Laude and received her doctorate degree from Dongguk University in Los Angeles. Prior to that, she practiced medicine in Mexico before immigrating to the United States, working in the fields of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility with some of the pioneers of now commonplace Fertility procedures and treatments.
Patty has worked with patients ailing from sensory integration disorders, Down’s syndrome, chronic pain, renal failure, depression, panic attacks or patients simply seeking to obtain health and wellness with this wonderful healing science for several years now. Here is a link to her website:
Micro-needling Radiofrequency with Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP)
Dermal Remodeling from the Inside Out
Demand for non-surgical aesthetic procedures with little to no downtime is on the rise. More than 70% of patients are bothered by signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles as well as skin texture and discoloration.
Secret RF is a novel fractional radio frequency (RF) micro-needling system for tissue coagulation and hemostasis designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address the common signs of aging. It is ideally suited for use on patients who wish to revitalize and refresh the appearance of their skin on all skin types. By adjusting the micro-needles, Secret RF can deliver energy at various depths, so that treatments can be tailored to address each patient’s individual concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, photoaging and striae at the depth required. We combine microneedling with plasma rich platelets (derived from patient's own blood) to give back much needed growth factors to the skin. This is also known as Vampire Facial.
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