For a large percentage of a woman’s life, she does not give much thought to the fact that vaginal health is directly linked to feelings of femininity. As the body changes with time and in response to biochemical changes such as pregnancy or menopause (even perimenopause), it is possible that a strong sense of femininity can be lost. The reason that more than 75 percent of women struggle has to do with a condition called atrophic vaginitis. What is atrophic vaginitis? Atrophic vaginitis is a condition in which vaginal tissues change due to a significant decrease in levels of estrogen. … Continue reading
Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology is committed to bringing women in the areas of Park City, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, and more the options they seek for the treatment of vaginal health issues. Until recently, the issue of vaginal atrophy after natural or induced menopause was something a woman simply “dealt with.” Through scientific innovation, we now have a procedure through which we can quickly resolve several issues simultaneously. Mona Lisa Touch is a wonderful new treatment option that consistently receives positive reviews amongst our Lake Forest, Park City, and Woodstock IL patients as well as from women … Continue reading
Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology is a wonderful resource for women dealing with the physical changes of low estrogen in vagina. Hormonal imbalance may occur for a number of reasons. A marked drop in estrogen, in particular, tends to result from menopause, hysterectomy, and sometimes from certain cancer treatments. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi is proud to offer Mona Lisa Touch treatment to patients from Park City, Woodstock, Lake Forest, and surrounding Illinois areas. Estrogen and vaginal atrophy A woman’s estrogen level starts dropping after her last menstrual period. A direct result of this change in biochemistry is the thinning of the … Continue reading
Botox Injections in the bladder may be a solution for overactive bladder patients in the Lake Forest, IL area
The condition of an overactive bladder can lead to feelings of embarrassment, frustration, and isolation. The sudden urge to urinate may be overwhelming, leading to a secondary problem of incontinence, or the accidental leakage of urine. Overactive bladder may seem like a problem over which you have no control. Patients of Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology are not alone in the maintenance of vaginal health. Our team offers numerous forms of treatment for overactive bladder and other forms of incontinence, including Botox. If you live in the Lake Forest, Woodstock, or Park City area, there is an … Continue reading
Weighing vaginal tightening surgery cost against benefits experienced after treatment in the Woodstock area
A woman may not take much notice of her vaginal health until function is somehow impacted. Just as time, age, and other factors affect general health, these factors may also alter the overall structural integrity of vaginal tissues. When this occurs, a woman quickly realizes that the vaginal area is responsible for much more than reproduction. Depending on the extent of weakening that occurs in the tissues in and around the vagina, a woman may notice that her entire sense of wellbeing suffers. Vaginal tightening surgery is not only a very real option for physical and emotional rejuvenation, this procedure … Continue reading
Vaginal health is something that women are keenly aware of. There are numerous functions achieved by the vaginal tissues and muscles. When biochemical or physical changes occur in the vaginal canal, the resulting effects can significantly impact a woman’s quality of life. Vaginal tightening surgery performed by Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, who has offices near Woodstock, IL, offers a number of benefits. Vaginal tightening surgery can be completed in our outpatient surgery center in just a few hours. After recovery from this procedure, a woman can feel more confident during physical activities and more satisfied with her sexual experiences. While Dr. … Continue reading
In recent years, more women have begun to hear the term “vaginal rejuvenation” more frequently. The very term “rejuvenation” lends to the idea that vaginal reconstruction surgery, as performed by Park City Urogynecologist Sanjay Gandhi, is more of a cosmetic procedure. In essence, there are several benefits that a woman may experience after undergoing this very specific procedure. It is important to understand, however, that the results achieved may vary from person to person. Why have vaginal reconstruction? A woman’s body will inherently change through the experience of pregnancy and childbirth. The greater the number of births, the more elasticity … Continue reading
The genitalia are an important component to sexual relations in more ways than one. The more comfortable women have become discussing their bodies and their sexuality, the more physicians, psychologists, and other health professionals have come to recognize the various concerns women face. The labiaplasty procedure is one through which the size and shape of a woman’s external genitalia, the labia majora and labia minora, are altered. This surgical process is performed in a modern, accredited outpatient surgical facility under anesthesia. Patients return home within a few hours of treatment and receive post-operative care instructions from their physician. According to … Continue reading
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery a cost-effective option for improved function in our Woodstock patients
There may be numerous ways in which may we may consider rejuvenating the body. Only in certain instances may it become necessary to begin thinking about vaginal rejuvenation. The vaginal rejuvenation surgery procedure is, in fact, a cost effective option available to patients of Dr. Sanjay Gandhi in his Woodstock, Lake Forest, or Park City office. Vaginal rejuvenation is different than the rejuvenation procedures we most often hear Just like the tissues throughout the body or on the skin may break down with age, stress, and other factors, the muscles and other aspects of vaginal health may also change with … Continue reading
The female anatomy is designed for childbirth, as well as sexual pleasure. A problem that some women experience after childbirth, however, is a loss of sexual pleasure due to changes within the vagina. This area of the body can go through various transformations as a result of numerous factors, such as certain health conditions, congenital deformity, age, or injury. Any one of these factors can lead to loosening of the tissues that support the vagina and, importantly, a woman’s sense of satisfaction with her body. Fortunately, there is a solution in vagina surgery, the cost of which is balanced in … Continue reading
Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.
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.