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Genitourinary syndrome of menopause: Current and emerging therapies

 The MonaLisa Touch treatment is available at El Camino Women’s Medical Group.   Call the office (650-396-8110) or email Shar (moc.n1721478672emoWo1721478672nimaC1721478672lE@ra1721478672hS1721478672) for more information. Serving Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Burlingame, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, Milpitas, South Bay, East Bay, […]

Robotic Compared With Conventional Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng and Erika Balassiano, both members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynegologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery […]

The Mona Lisa Touch: Patient Testimonials

  Here is What Our Patients Have Been Saying! “I have completely stopped wearing pads while playing sports. My urinary leakage is gone!” *“I had an unexpected result from the treatment. I came in for Vaginal Dryness, which has considerably subsided. HOWEVER, no one said that my Orgasms would be like how they were in my […]

It can happen to anyone: Post Partum Depression

It can happen to anyone: Post Partum Depression By Rania Awaad, MD   “How can I be so ungrateful for this beautiful baby?” she asked, her voice filled with despair and trepidation. Before I knew it, she had burst into uncontrollable sobbing. For moments, I sat there uncertain what to say next. Yet, this was […]

Hysteroscopy: Evaluation and treatment of abnormal bleeding

Hysteroscopy:  Evaluation and treatment of abnormal bleeding Part 1 in our series on Minimally Invasive Solutions Written by Dr. Teng   Many women at some point in their lives will report abnormal uterine bleeding.  It is the single most common reason for gynecology referrals and accounts for one third of outpatient visits to the gynecologist. […]

Intuitive Surgical Announces Support for 2016 Gynecology Fellowship Programs

El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng and Erika Balassiano, both 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 […]

Menopause: What else can I take besides hormones?

Written by Dr. Teng   Menopause is a natural transition that occurs when a woman’s ovarian function slows down, resulting in decreased estrogen production.  As ovarian activity declines, women may experience hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness due to rapid oocyte depletion and hypoestrogenism.  This menopausal transition, also known as perimenopause, has […]

Sexual function after fractional microablative CO₂ laser in women with vulvovaginal atrophy

  Salvatore S1, Nappi RE, Parma M, Chionna R, Lagona F, Zerbinati N, Ferrero S, Origoni M, Candiani M, Leone Roberti Maggiore U. Author information   Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of fractional microablative CO2 laser on sexual function and overall satisfaction with sexual life in postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). METHOD: This […]

Postpartum contraception: When should I start?

Written by: Dr. Teng     In 2012, a systematic review of the research on the effectiveness of postpartum contraception counseling found that patient education results in more family planning use and fewer unplanned pregnancies.  Family planning is integral to our roles as OBGYNs.  Though planning your next pregnancy may be the last thing on […]

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