Breakthrough Nonsurgical, Nonhormonal Relief From Menopause Symptoms
Many women who transition through menopause experience a natural decline in estrogen production leading to significant changes in gynecologic health. As a result of reduced estrogen levels, many women experience vaginal atrophy – thinning of vaginal tissues that leads to dryness, inflammation and burning or itching. This condition can result in painful intercourse as well as distressing urinary symptoms, which render women more susceptible to vaginal and urinary tract infections.
Until now, treatment for this unpleasant condition typically involved over-the-counter lubricants or estrogen in the form of a topical cream or oral pill. But for many women, such as breast cancer patients or those who have suffered a blood clot or stroke, hormone therapy is contraindicated. Hormone therapy can also be expensive for patients who do not have prescription benefits, and many women find the creams too messy and inconvenient to use. Thus, thousands of women have continued to suffer without any viable alternative – until now!
Gentle, Effective Laser Therapy Ends Dryness & Painful Intercourse
Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie is excited to introduce MonaLisa Touch® – a leading edge, non-hormonal laser treatment for common menopausal symptoms such as vaginal atrophy, dryness and painful intercourse. MonaLisa Touch is an easy, well tolerated therapy that uses gentle laser energy to ablate small micro-columns of tissue within the vagina. This process leads to a rapid healing response that promotes increased collagen and elastin production, helping to restore hydration and elasticity to the vagina.
The procedure is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. It can be conveniently performed right here in our office through a series of three separate, five-minute treatments done six weeks apart. Following the procedure, patients can return to normal activities, but should refrain from sexual activity for two or three days. Most patients experience noticeable improvement after the first treatment.
If you would like to learn more about MonaLisa Touch®, we invite you to contact us to schedule a personal consultation. See why women are calling this procedure “life changing!”
The attention and care you deserve before, during, and after pregnancy
At Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie, Dr. Glass, Dr. Kroeger, and our dedicated staff are committed to partnering with you to achieve a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby. We will answer your questions thoroughly and involve you in the decisions concerning your care.
Dedicated to your total health and well-being
We believe that seeing your obstetrician before you get pregnant can help optimize your reproductive health, giving you the best chance at having a healthy pregnancy and complication-free delivery. Our comprehensive obstetric care includes:
- Family planning (including birth control)
- Prenatal care and testing
- Fetal monitoring
- Screening for reproductive diseases
- High-risk pregnancies
- Multiple birth (twins)
- Vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC)
The care you expect when you’re expecting
Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie offers you the personalized prenatal care you and your baby deserve. Dr. Glass and Dr. Kroeger are parents themselves and they understand how emotional this time is for new families. You can feel confident that we will do everything possible to make your pregnancy a positive experience. When your delivery time draws near, you’ll be comforted to know that they have privileges at Baylor Scott and White-Waxahachie.
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Treating bladder control problems with skill and sensitivity
Bladder control problems and pelvic prolapse affect millions of women. If you have suffered from urinary incontinence and/or prolapse, you know it can significantly impact your quality of life. Dr. Glass and Dr. Kroeger have helped hundreds of women resolve these challenging problems and get on with their lives. Dr. Glass and Dr. Kroeger work side-by-side in the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, so patients get the benefit of having two excellent surgeons and twice the experience.
Exploring your treatment options
After a thorough evaluation, our doctors will suggest the most appropriate treatment for you. This may include nonsurgical options such as physical therapy to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, bladder retraining, pessary use or lifestyle modifications. Many types of minimally invasive surgical options exist as well, including:
- Tension-free vaginal tape sling: A highly effective outpatient procedure that supports the urethra with tension-free mesh tape placed just behind the pubic bone to treat stress urinary incontinence.
- Vaginal hysterectomy with vault suspension: To treat uterine prolapse.
- Anterior colporrhaphy: To treat prolapse of the bladder into the vagina.
- Posterior colporrhaphy: To treat prolapse of the rectum into the vagina.
Advanced gynecologic care for your health and comfort
From routine well-woman exams and family planning to complex gynecologic problems, Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie offers proven, effective treatment options for every stage of life. Many of our procedures are minimally invasive using laparoscopy – you’ll experience less pain, less scarring and a shorter recovery, so you can get back to normal activities as soon as possible.
Dr. Glass and Dr. Kroeger are known for their expertise in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. They are among the most highly trained and skilled surgeons in the Ellis County area for these procedures.
Whatever your health challenges, we’ll ease your fears, thoroughly explain treatment options and put you on the road to recovery. Here are just a few of our areas of expertise:
- Well-woman care
- Contraception (birth control)
- Adolescent/pediatric gynecology
- Colposcopy and LEEP procedure
- Endometrial ablation (Novasure®)
- Total laparoscopic hysterectomy (including da Vinci Robotic surgery)
- Vaginal hysterectomy
- Infertility evaluation and treatment
- Menopause and HRT management (including bioidentical hormone options)
- Management of endometriosis
- Painful or irregular bleeding
- Pelvic organ prolapse (such as vaginal prolapse) and reconstructive surgery
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Urinary incontinence (including TVT sling)
- Pelvic pain
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
- Vaginal discharge