Over time, a woman’s body goes through many changes. Some changes such as those brought on by menopause and decreased estrogen may be painful or uncomfortable. These changes can impact her quality of life and the way a woman feels about herself. Now, women in the Chicago area can turn to Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology for feminine health care, including the MonaLisa Touch procedure. With offices in Park City, Lake Forest, Chicago, and Woodstock, IL, top quality feminine care is available. Women’s bodies go through many changes throughout their lives. Childbearing, hormonal changes, … Continue reading
When women in Chicago, Illinois have begun menopause, they have many changes that can happen to their bodies and cause many concerns. Menopause is the “change of life” and can be troublesome for many women who experience hormonal imbalances. However, menopause can also affect one’s sexual relationships with their partner. Women who are experiencing vaginal dryness may be looking for a cure for this issue. Females ready to skip the lubrication products and enjoy a more natural approach without surgical intervention are encouraged to ask Dr. Sanjay Gandhi about MonaLisa Touch treatment. What is MonaLisa Touch? MonaLisa Touch is a … Continue reading
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
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
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.