Treating symptoms safely and effectively
DR NATALIE Kiesey-Calding at Cairns Obstetrics and Gynaecology offers MonaLisa Touch laser treatment for women’s health. The safe and pain-free effective treatment using laser technology helps fight the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. This is something which can occur at any time in a woman’s life; during menopause, when breastfeeding after a baby, in conjunction with long-term oral contraceptive pill use or when not ovulating regularly. MonaLisa Touch is ideal for woman for whom local treatment with estrogen is not suitable. Cairns Obstetrics and Gynaecology is the only practice where an experienced specialist gynaecologist is performing this treatment integrated into a total gynaecological care plan for the symptoms of vulval/vaginal atrophy. The treatment is a walk-in and walk-out procedure. It is pain free, and does not require an anaesthetic or time off work. It is highly effective, safe and hormonefree. Cairns Obstetrics and Gynaecology has an all-female team and care delivery is focused on the woman at the centre of the experience. “We focus on quality service rather than high numbers of patients,” Dr Natalie says. Treatments are performed by Dr Natalie herself, not a practice nurse or technician. Dr Natalie started her career in general surgery, with time spent in plastic surgery and neurosurgery. However, as her main interest was in women’s health she gravitated naturally towards obstetrics and gynaecology. “Vulval and vaginal atrophic symptoms are a real management problem, and as there is a significant proportion of patients who are unsuitable for local estrogens, I was keen to find an alternative treatment – which we can now offer with the MonaLisa Touch,” Dr Natalie says. “Symptoms of vaginal atrophy can completely ruin a woman’s relationship/life. “By treating these symptoms safely and effectively we are making a huge difference to someone.” “Unlike hormonal-based treatments, this is safe to use in all women, even those who have survived breast cancer or have medical conditions that means that estrogen use is not an option. “Until now, these women had absolutely no other option – and as a result there was a lot of suffering. The MonaLisa Touch has the potential to revolutionise these women’s lives.”
For more information or to book an appointment, call Cairns Obstetrics and Gynaecology on 4031 5811, or visit the web site at www.cairns-obgyn.com.au.
Dr Natalie Kiesey-Calding of Cairns Obstetrics and Gynaecology.