Dr. Andrew Croak and NWO Center for Urogynecology & Women’s Health are excited to announce they have added a remarkable treatment to resolve vaginal health issues often caused by menopause.The FDA approved MonaLisa Touch, an in-office procedure that is painless and requires no anesthesia, delivers CO2 laser energy to the vaginal wall to treat vulvovaginal atrophy.This condition was recently renamed as Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) meeting in Washington, DC, which reflects that bladder symptoms are also part of the condition.This therapy is also helpful for women with lichen sclerosis, vulvodynia, and bladder leakage and has excellent scientific data to support it.It is not considered “vaginal rejuvenation” which is unfounded by science.
Patients undergo three treatments spaced six weeks apart, and each treatment time is less than five minutes.The treatment addresses a wide range of symptoms including vulvovaginal itching and irritation, painful urination and painful intercourse, all of which can result from menopause, oophorectomy, and breast cancer treatments.This is a very effective, non-hormonal medical treatment, and has been life changing for the majority of patients with a cure rate close to 100%.
We are excited to be the first private practice in this area to offer this option to patients who are unable to or choose not to use traditional vaginal hormonal treatments (ie, breast cancer patients, patients with a history of blood clots, expensive vaginal estrogen cream).We have attached additional information for your review.We are now taking appointments for consultations.Please call our office at 419-893-7134 to schedule an appointment or to request additional information, answer questions, or inquire regarding pricing.Financial discounts and incentives may be available for this life-changing therapy.
Since offering Mona Lisa Touch Therapy to over 200 patients, the testamonials regarding over 90% improvement in symptoms has been astounding!
"I recommend this to anyone who has lichen sclerosis or any problems. It is a wonderful procedure. Without it I probably would not have gotten rid of it." - N.W. from Sylvania, OH
" It has actually been a Godsend! I was burning for more than a year so bad that I was getting no relief at all. To get rid of burning alone was amazing! I tried everything. Luckily I had a good urogyn from Muskegon that referred me. With burning there was no intercourse and even if you try to have intercourse it hurts so bad that you didn't want to try again for another 6-8 weeks. Because you are miserable when you did try again the same thing happened! It felt like it would rip tear bleed and it was awful! This is a gift from God that I was able to get my life back. Intimacy is only one part of it. I would like other women to know that there is help out there, it is for real, and it works!" D.F. from Bitely, MI
" I highly recommend the Mona Lisa procedure. I have experienced relief from symptoms that I suffered with for years. I can honestly say that I have had excellent results with the procedures comfortable and painless. The impact on my life has been tremendous - improved intimacy has brought about a higher quality of life! My husband said that had we known about this procedure sooner we would've bought a passport and flown to Europe to have it done! It was Money well spent. A sincere thank you to Dr. Croak and staff for their professional and compassionate care." D.K. from Oregon, OH
" I highly recommend at my age 70. I don't have the dryness and itchiness and burning. As far as leakage I don't have that anymore. As far as my trips at night I am down to 1 at night from 3-4 per night. It is very painless, no inconvenience or side effects. Dr. Croak is very professional and knowledgeable about the laser." L.M. from Defiance, OH
" Very positive outcome!" Would recommend! I feel moisturized again. Symptoms have much improved. R.S. from Toledo, OH
" I'm a 60 something female who has been married to the same man for over 30 years. Part of our success was a beautiful time we have when we made love. When I was in my late 50s thing suddenly changed and it went from and anytime any placed woman to don't even look at me like that. As desperate to get that feeling back and I tried anything my doctor would offer. My biggest concern was vaginal dryness and the pain I endured when I had sex. Nothing worked for long periods of time. I tried thyroid medications, testosterone cream and any lubricant I could try. I was very allergic to lubricants so I could not use them. I had all but given up. I was in Dr. Croak's office and was offered to try the Mona Lisa. After consultation on what it was and what it could do I was very skeptical. Anything that sounded that good could not possibly work so I took all the information and told him I had to consult with my husband but to put me in the schedule and I would let them know if I needed to cancel. I consulted my husband that night and told him what I had been approached on the cost of the 3 treatments which was high and that there were no guarantees that would work. I asked my husband "what if it doesn't work and we spent all that money?" and he looked at me and said "what if it does and we never know." I think she should try it so I did. I was the very 1st patient to get this procedure done. I was scared and excited it had no idea what to expect and went to the implant ointment and it was absolutely painless. I left with excitement and not knowing what to expect. My next appointment was scheduled for 6 weeks and approximately a week to 10 days and started to notice a difference. I did not feel the dryness like I had. As the days past the dryness and also the bladder control became much more tolerable. When the 2nd appointment came up I expressed that I had more sex in the past 6 weeks and I had in the past 6 months. Ended appointment 3 and the last treatment I may not have had the quantity I had from appointment one in 2 to quality and the fact that some of my old life back was worth every dollar I spent to get this done. I will do a refresher treatment next year as scheduled.
My husband gave the following testimonial. As she stated in her testimonial within 10 days or was definitely a noticeable difference in natural lubrication that was not evident prior to the 1st procedure. After the 2nd procedure was performed we had relations of my comment to her was "WOW!" that was a difference. It was like old times. I hope that the procedures will afford us to continue the outstanding results that it has provided and I would like to thank Dr. croak for bringing this opportunity to my wife and myself. D.A. and husband from Northwood, OH