Upcoming changes and leaves of absences at ECWMG

Dear Patients,  As we enter the summer, there are several changes that are happening amongst providers and staff. This is related to a lot of good news and four new babies! We are hoping to make these transitions as seamless as possible and ask your for patience.  Most of you have noticed that Dr. Amy […]

DaVinci Hysterectomy

El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng, Erika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University, under the supervision of world-renowned Dr. […]

Endometriosis Resection: DaVinci Robot

  ENDOMETRIOSIS RESECTION Solutions for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery The da Vinci Surgical System Monopolar Curved Scissors Surgeon Benefits Early clinical data suggest: As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Endometriosis Resection may offer the following potential benefits: • Ability to accomplish technically challenging dissection1, 2, 3 • Low rate of complications1, 3, […]

How can I ensure I get pregnant with a girl (or boy)?

by Sarah Azad, MD A common question in all OB/GYN offices, I decided to finally write something down.  The internet it so full of misinformation about this topic, I hope this adds a drop of truth to what’s out there. The short answer:  Hope and prayer (free) or IVF with preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) (not […]

ZIka is still news

For Ob-Gyns, Zika is Still News Posted on September 18, 2017 by Haywood L. Brown, MD Around this time last year, the Zika epidemic was covered by every major news outlet across the country and ACOG issued a statement reaffirming the latest warning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advising pregnant […]

Innovations in the Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy (Dry Vagina)

What does menopause do to the vagina? The low estrogen levels of menopause affect a woman’s body in many areas and in many different ways. In the vagina, the low estrogen is associated with vaginal or vulvar dryness, discharge, itching and painful sex. At a cellular level, there is a thinning of the vaginal tissue […]

Robotic Assisted Myomectomy via daVinci Robot

da Vinci® Myomectomy (Fibroid Removal) If you plan to have surgery to remove fibroids, the operation is called a myomectomy. Your doctor will take out the fibroid(s) and keep your uterus in place. A myomectomy can be done using open surgery through one large incision (cut). It can also be done using minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy), which […]

Fibroids and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Fibroids and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques ¨ What are fibroids? Fibroids, also called myomas or leiomyomas, are an abnormal growth of the uterine muscle (myometrium). These benign tumors are not a form of cancer, but they are the most common solid pelvic tumor and are expected to affect 20-25% of reproductive age women. Because not […]

From the community: New MonaLisa Touch Laser Procedure

The Mona Lisa Touch has been called “The Laser That Could Save Women’s Sex Lives,”and is probably the most revolutionary procedure to come out for vaginal rejuvenation ever! In just 1-3 treatments (that last less than 30 seconds with NO pain), it treats all of THIS: Vaginal Atrophy Vaginal Dryness Vaginal Laxity (it tightens!) Vaginal Burning Pain During Sexual Intercourse Mild Urinary […]

Understanding the options for relief of intimate dryness

  WHAT IS MONALISA TOUCH? MonaLisa Touch is an innovative treatment for vaginal health. MonaLisa Touch provides a simple, yet effective, non-surgical and non-pharmacological solution that treats vaginal dryness, atrophy, and dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse). MonaLisa Touch: is a new laser treatment that treats vaginal atrophy, laxity and urinary incontinence. uses a special vaginal probe […]