Women’s health needs differ from those of men, and change throughout the various stages of life. As such, women may discover that their best health care comes from an experienced urogynecologist. If you have wondered “is there a gynecologist near me who can handle my unique concerns?” you will be happy to know that Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, with offices in Park City, Lake Forest, and Woodstock, can provide solutions for your women’s health issues. Dr. Gandhi is more than a gynecologist who offers well woman care or basic procedures. At Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology, women from Chicago … Continue reading
Two primary purposes of the female anatomy are to facilitate childbirth and to provide sexual pleasure for both the female and the male partner. What many women experience after one or more vaginal deliveries, however, is a marked decrease in sexual pleasure. During pregnancy and childbirth, specifically, the female anatomy undergoes a dramatic change. However, the vagina may also change as a result of injury, age, congenital deformity, or a health condition. Changes that the female body goes through may cause atrophy of the tissues intended to support vaginal health. As a result, a woman may feel dissatisfied with the … Continue reading
Many women who have experienced one or more vaginal deliveries feel as though their “mommy body” is something that they simply have to accept. Though there is a certain honor in having carried and delivered a child, problems such as stretch marks, sagging skin, and a vagina that seems to have lost its tightness can be distressing. At Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology, we discuss the specifics of various vaginal concerns and provide details on treatments such as vaginal rejuvenation surgery. The more you know about vagina surgery, the more you may see that cost is only … Continue reading
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As an experienced urogynecologist in the Chicago area, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi is continually learning about new treatments and devices that will help his patients achieve better health and vitality. Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology is proud to be one of the few practices in which women seeking vaginal atrophy treatment can do so without the standard protocol. MonaLisa Touch brings something new to the table and women are raving about the results. MonaLisa Touch is not a surgical treatment or pharmacological. The device used to treat vaginal atrophy meets patients’ needs with fractional CO2 laser energy. The concept … Continue reading
Time has a way of changing everything. We notice the passage of time especially in the changes that occur in our own body. These changes may, at first, be very subtle . . . the occasional realization of a new line on the face or stiffness in joints that once moved easily. The older we are, however, the more our biochemistry is affected. For the woman approaching or in menopause, the dramatic fall in estrogen can lead to a number of symptoms. Vaginal dryness Throughout much of a woman’s life, vaginal tissues are nourished and supported by a moisture barrier. … Continue reading
At Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology, we meet with women who want more information on vaginal tightening. With age and childbirth, many women experience changes to the tightness of muscles surrounding the vaginal canal. Looseness such as this can have a negative impact on sexual relations, leading to a decrease in pleasure for both partners. There are two sides to the issue of vaginal tightness. For some, the issue is not enough tightness, for other women, changes in estrogen levels lead to unwanted tightening which causes painful intercourse. The tightening of the vaginal canal associated with drops in … Continue reading
For millions of women, vaginal dryness has been a problem that is both difficult to discuss and difficult to live with. Though drying of the vaginal mucosa can occur for a number of reasons and at any age, vaginal dryness is one of the primary symptoms of atrophic vaginitis, the hallmark condition of perimenopause and postmenopause. Atrophic vaginitis is the condition in which the tissues in and around the vagina become thin and inflamed. Typically, the vaginal mucosa is covered with a thin moisture barrier. The amount of moisture in the vagina is expected to increase with arousal. Due to … Continue reading
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi is an experienced urogynecologist recognized around the country for his dedication and extensive treatment options. North Shore Urogynecology, with offices in Park City, Woodstock, and Lake Forest, IL has treated women from all over. We are proud to be one of the few accredited centers providing MonaLisa Touch, the innovative new laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. Just a few decades ago, vaginal rejuvenation was a term we had not heard. Today, many women are finding the freedom to discuss the concerns they experience as they age. Even better, they are finding solutions from health care providers who … Continue reading
At this point, lasers are nothing new to the medical field. Skilled physicians have used lasers in everything from surgical incisions to melting fat to improving the tone and texture of the skin. The advances in laser technology have been very beneficial to medicine as a whole. In the urogynecology office of Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, the latest laser treatment is enabling postmenopausal women, and women otherwise affected by low estrogen, to regain a higher quality of life. Effects of low estrogen The effects of low estrogen have been an ongoing topic of discussion for many years. Historically, postmenopausal women have … Continue reading
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Conditions affecting the female pelvis are the focus at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology. We provide effective solutions for these problems from our offices at Park City, Woodstock, and Lake Forest in Illinois.
Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology
Our team is headed by Sanjay Gandhi, MD, Urogynecologist. Dr. Gandhi’s specialized education included a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Northwestern University and a three-year urogynecology fellowship. He is among a few in the country to pass the first examination in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also teaches healthcare students.