Choosing the Right Doctor for Treating Vaginal Dryness with the MonaLisa Touch

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Jul 23

Michelle Erickson

Choosing the Right Doctor for Treating Vaginal Dryness with the MonaLisa Touch

by Michelle Erickson

There are many types of doctors offering the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment for vaginal dryness and painful sex (GSM) including Obstetricians, Family Medicine, Urologists, Plastic Surgeons and more. How do you choose the right one?

What is an FPMRS (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery) physician?

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As of 2013, the specialty of FPMRS was given a new level of board certification called Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) that certifies a urologist at the highest level of expertise and credentials for treating women with pelvic floor disorders. What this means is FPMRS specialists have completed 7-8 years of additional training beyond medical school in women’s pelvic floor disorders. Additionally, they successfully completed their board certification exam.

What are the benefits of seeing a FPMRS?

Firstly, a FPMRS specializes in pelvic floor disorders including bladder or sexual symptoms and bowels. Your FM or Gynecologist will have limited knowledge about pelvic floor disorders but FPMRS offer expertise. They have more experience and education directly related to pelvic floor disorders and menopause symptoms such as vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.

By going to a FPMRS you are treating the underlying cause of your symptoms. The vagina is not an independent organ but rather a part of a much more complicated machine. The bladder or urethra, bowels and vagina all affect one another. For best results an expert can provide a diagnosis and multiple solutions to address all related health issues.

What is Dr. Karny Jacoby’s specialty?

As a Board Certified Urologist with Subspecialty Certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jacoby’s medical interests include:  Incontinence, vaginal reconstruction, laparoscopic procedures (nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, pelvic reconstruction) da vinci robotic surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, stones and research in the area of incontinence and other urological conditions. In 2017, Dr. Jacoby was named one of the Best Physicians in the Puget Sound region in Seattle Magazine for 2017.

Having specialized and worked with women during her entire professional life, Dr. Jacoby is not only an expert in Pelvic health but has become knowledgeable of her own patients’ beauty and health needs.  As women age and go through menopause they experience significant changes that can be addressed by a experienced urologist in women's health. Adding Integrity Medical Aesthetics to Dr. Jacoby's practice was a highly requested and natural transition that provides a Scientific approach to Beauty and Health. Dr. Jacoby has treated hundreds of women with the MonaLisa Touch laser over the last 2 1/2 years.

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