Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving is pleased to announce that Patricia Marroquin, MD has added a leading edge treatment to her practice to resolve vaginal health issues often caused by menopause. The MonaLisa Touch, an in-office procedure that is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia, received FDA clearance 2014. Dr. Marroquin is one of the first physicians in North Texas to offer the special fractional CO2 laser specifically designed to help postmenopausal women as well as breast cancer survivors.
In 2010 there were over 46,000,000 women between the ages of 50 and 80, the typical age when women are past menopause. In addition, there are approximately 250,000 breast cancer diagnoses per year – but the disease has a survival rate of nearly 90% at 5 years. That adds up to a large portion of our population likely suffering in silence from a wide array of vaginal health concerns ranging from severe discomfort to painful sex; any of these can greatly impact a woman’s quality of life. While some promising treatments have come to market in recent years, many fail to deliver adequate relief and most are accompanied with severe side effects. For breast cancer survivors, most current treatments aren’t an option.
Enter MonaLisa Touch, the most recent innovation from Cynosure®, a worldwide leader in the surgical, medical and aesthetic pulsed-light and laser marketplace. Performed in an office environment without the need for anesthesia and without pain or side effects, the MonaLisa Touch delivers CO2 laser energy to the vaginal wall to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization and a return vaginal health. Patients undergo three treatments spaced six weeks apart, and each treatment time is less than five minutes.
“Recent studies show that patients treated with the MonaLisa Touch Laser showed highly statistically significant improvement in symptoms including dryness, pain, itching, painful urination and painful intercourse after the first treatment,” says Dr. Marroquin, an OB/GYN with Medical & Surgical Clinic, whose office is located in Las Colinas. “Patients in the studies experienced no side effects or adverse reactions and showed an escalation of progress with each subsequent treatment. With these kinds of outcomes, the MonaLisa Touch is a game-changing procedure for my post-menopausal patients.”
“MonaLisa Touch is a real breakthrough for feminine health,” said Dr. Marroquin. “It offers a quick and painless remedy for a medical condition with a large unmet need for an effective treatment option. Traditional treatments do not always prove effective, so I am grateful I am able to offer my patients an alternative.”
For more information on the Cynosure MonaLisa Touch laser contact us at MLTInfo@mscitx.com, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marroquin, please call 972-253-2530. Dr. Marroquin is accepting new patients at the Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving office located in the Professional Building at Las Colinas Medical Center. Her office address is 6750 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 255, Irving, Texas.
About Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving
Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving is one of the largest physician-owned multi-specialty group practices in the metroplex, serving patients from Irving and surrounding communities since 1953. With its focus on high quality, disease prevention, technology advancements and the continuum of medical care, Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving is well positioned to meet the challenges of healthcare in the decades to come. To learn more, call (972) 253-2530 or visit MSCITX.com.