According to its website, MonaLisa Touch® is a new procedure based on a unique concept and designed to restore the trophic conditions of the vaginal and the vulvar area. Below, Dr. Stephen Craig Gillard describes the procedure in his own words (the content has been edited for readability). You can also watch the video—he discusses the procedure around 1:30 in.
When it comes to pelvic exams (vaginal exams), our urogynecologist Dr. Angel Marie Johnson always starts where you are—learning what you’re comfortable with, understanding what your concerns are, and explaining what to expect each step of the way as she conducts the exam.
Last year, we shared a post that highlighted big moments for GBU and the field of urology in general. It was definitely one of our most popular articles, so we’re back with the 2017 edition.
At Greater Boston Urology, we have two fabulous physician assistants. Donna Robbins works out of our Dedham Care Center and Elisabeth MacDonald is based out of our Falmouth Care Center. A common question we hear from patients is “what does a physician assistant do”? We asked both of our PAs to help us answer this question (as well as some others).
In honor of Bladder Health Month, we asked Dr. Angel Marie Johnson, the director of our Women’s Health Center in Dedham, to provide some insights regarding optimal bladder function. This applies to women and men.
This month, it’s all about “pogontrophy”—the art of growing a beard (and moustaches and sideburns, too). See, for over a decade now, November has morphed into “Movember”—a month where men are encouraged to grow their winter fur, and for good reason.
Having frank, honest discussions about erectile dysfunction isn’t something many men or women feel comfortable doing with one another—or even their doctors. Certainly, not in the same way we might discuss other medical conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes.
In October of 2013, Les Cavicchi underwent a radical prostatectomy—the removal of the prostate gland. Les had been diagnosed with prostate cancer a month earlier after undergoing a TRUS biopsy.
In the fall of 2013, Les Cavicchi was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Because his cancer was localized (meaning it was contained to the prostate gland—it hadn’t spread), he opted for a radical prostatectomy—the complete removal of the prostate gland.
The annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk on Sunday, September 10, 2017, was a HUGE success and a great way to acknowledge Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The weather was perfect, and the overall turnout was the best yet (over 440, up from 300 last year). Together with our generous sponsors, Team GBU raised over $18,000. (The total amount raised from the race was over $80K!) The monies will be used nationally to support research for new treatments, provide free prostate cancer screening, and fund education for men with prostate cancer.