Laser Treatment for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

June 22, 2020

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Vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) often goes untreated until advanced signs of skin damage occur. Treatment with potent topical steroids is aimed at relieving symptoms and preventing further damage. Fractional CO2 lasers, meanwhile, have been shown histologically to improve vaginal tissue and to alleviate self-reported vulvar symptoms of itching and dyspareunia.

This interactive poster, narrated by expert Somi Javaid, MD, FACOG, details a study evaluating a series of fractional CO2 laser treatments to improve clinical signs and architectural changes associated with VLS and, as an adjunctive therapy, to maintain symptomatic control of the disease.

While traditionally utilized in dermatology and aesthetic practices, the clinical applications of laser technology in the Ob/Gyn setting continue to grow. In this podcast series, we’ll look at how lasers are currently being used in Ob/Gyn practices throughout the United States and specific areas in which their use may expand in the near future.

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Presented by: Karen Desrosiers, MD, FRCSC, SOGC

Board-certified Ob/Gyn

Karen Desrosiers, MD, FRCSC, SOGC, is a board-certified Obstetrics and Gynecology physician at Horizon and Vitalité Health Network, New Brunswick, Canada. She is also an Associate Professor with Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Desrosiers is a distinguished member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, the New Brunswick Medical Society, the Canadian Menopause Society, North American Menopause Society and the National Abortion Federation. She is a distinguished Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) and was recently featured in the premier publication of The Leading Physicians of the World by The International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP).

Use of energy-based devices for the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause

Many women experience genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), which negatively affects their emotional and physical wellbeing. Falguni Patel, MD, FACOG, discusses her use of a radiofrequency-excited CO2 laser to perform minimally invasive treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).

Presented by: Falguni Patel, MD, FACOG

Board-certified ObGyn and Owner of Women’s Healthcare & Wellness in Aberdeen, NJ

Falguni Patel, MD, FACOG, is a graduate of The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, NY, one of the best in the country. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology from UMDNJ/RWJ in 2002. Dr. Patel has been board certified since 2003 and has maintained her certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently holds an appointment of a Clinical Instructor for UMDNJ/RWJ Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences.

Incorporating Energy-Based Devices Into the Ob/Gyn Practice

Presented by: Anne Lord-Tomas, DO, FACOOG

Partner and Cofounder of U First Health & Rejuvenation

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University  
Fort Myers, FL  

Anne Lord-Tomas, DO, FACOOG, is a partner and cofounder of U First Health & Rejuvenation in Fort Myers, FL. She received her medical degree as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University and completed a medical internship and residency in Ob/Gyn at Michigan State University. Dr. Anne is Board Certified in her specialty, and also offers services in Cosmetogynecology, energy- based devices, hormonal restoration and a passion for women’s & couple’s wellness.

Dr. Lord-Tomas is a consultant and speaker for Candela.

The Use of Laser Technology in the Treatment of Vulvar Conditions

Presented by: Somi Javaid, MD, FACOG

Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Founder Somi Javaid MD & Associates
Founder Ohio Center for Sexual Health
Cincinnati, Ohio
 

Somi Javaid, MD, FACOG is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist with interests in menopause, minimally invasive surgery, sexual medicine, general gynecology, laser surgery, and ultrasound. She travels across the country to inform and train other physicians on the latest developments and treatments for sexual health.

Dr. Javaid is a consultant and speaker for Candela.

Versatility of CO2RE Platform in Treating Gynecological Indications and Women’s Health

Presented by: Falguni Patel, MD, FACOG

Founder of Rejuvenate Center for Medical Aesthetics and Women's Healthcare & Wellness Meridian Health Care and Saint Barnabas Health care

Aberdeen, NJ  

Falguni Patel, MD, FACOG, your Aberdeen OBGYN, is a graduate of The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC, NY, one of the best in the country. She has completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology from UMDNJ/RWJ in 2002. Dr. Patel has been board certified since 2003 and has maintained her certification for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently holds an appointment of a Clinical Instructor for UMDNJ/RWJ Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences.

Dr. Patel is a consultant and speaker for Candela.

Advancement in Gynecological Procedures

Presented by: Martin A. Garcia, MD

North Florida OB/GYN Associates, P.A.

Jacksonville, Florida    

Dr. Garcia received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University where he played football and baseball. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN) and completed his residency in OB/GYN at University of Alabama (Birmingham, AL). Dr. Garcia is very patient centric and believes strongly in the total care of his patients. He has special interests in gynecologic endocrinology and Infertility. He has delivered over 10,000 newborns and has become recognized as one of the best high-risk OB/GYNs in Jacksonville Dr. Garcia is constantly fighting to stay on top of advancements in surgical procedures, especially regarding issues with vaginal prolapse. Today, he is certified to perform robotic surgery.

Dr. Garcia is a consultant and speaker for Candela.

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The opinions expressed on this podcast are based on the guest’s medical opinion and experience with the product. The content is being provided for informational purposes only. Individual treatment results may vary. Please contact Candela for additional product information.