Scientific research has shown that 95% of treated patients reported significant improvement in their quality of life.*
A frontal view of the pelvic floor muscles and bladder using ultrasound imaging.
BTL EMSELLA™ utilizes High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology (HIFEM) to cause deep pelvic floor muscles stimulation and restoration of the neuromuscular control.
Key effectiveness is based on focused electromagnetic energy, in-depth penetration and stimulation of the entire pelvic floor area.
A single BTL EMSELLA™ session brings thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions, which are extremely important in muscle re-education of incontinent patients.
HIFEM Technology Study – pdf
Avante was the first medical center in Alaska to offer this game changing technology and we are least expensive! Our medical providers were trained by renowned Beverly Hills gynecologist, Dr. Peter Weiss.
Have you been experiencing changes in your vaginal health? Did you know that over 40% of post-menopausal women experience symptoms such as dryness, itching, burning, painful urination or pain during intercourse and other daily activities?
It’s OK to talk about it™ – because now there is a new therapy that is truly transformative!
MonaLisa Touch™: A New Therapy for Vaginal Health
The MonaLisa Touch is ideal for menopausal or post menopausal women dealing with vaginal dryness issues where hormone replacement is not working or contraindicated. MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall that stimulates a healing response, generating new collagen in the tissue and enhanced moisture levels in the vaginal canal. A typical course of treatment is three procedures over 12 weeks.
• In-office procedure
• No anesthesia, virtually painless
• No downtime or side effects
• Each treatment is <5 minutes
• Thousands of women have been treated worldwide since 2008 In both European and US clinical trials, women reported symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments 2 and 3.
The following histological images show the vaginal mucosa before and after the MonaLisa Touch treatment. The marked change to the epithelium post-treatment is clearly illustrated.
Histological preparation of a section of the vaginal mucosa stained with haematoxylin and eosin (H&E). (A) Vaginal mucosa in the basal condition with a thinner epithelium. (B) The same patient 2 months after a session with the MonaLisa Touch®. The thicker epithelium and shedding of numerous big cells from the free surface, together with the larger diameter of epithelial cells rich in glycogen, demonstrate the restored metabolic trophism and dynamics of the whole epithelium. [Courtesy of Prof. A. Calligaro. University of Pavia, Italy]
Women’s health care is one of our primary specialties at Avante, whether you are 14 years old or 80 years young.
Having numerous experienced medical practitioners specializing in women's health, Avante's female patients have access to the best modern therapies available today. Our providers tailor a specific health program/treatment plan that is unique to each of our clients. From yearly exams, weight loss, hormone balancing, to the most advanced medical technology available today, we offer our female clients exceptional comprehensive care.
If you are seeking support for menopausal symptom relief, we provide many options that our clients have found extremely effective. Lifestyle and dietary support, orthomolecular therapies, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, etc., can be used when appropriate to create balance and symptom relief. Many of our providers are considered experts in prescribing bio-identical hormone replacement in Alaska.
All the women's health care providers at Avante provide routine screening services such as physical exams, pap smears, and breast exams. They order laboratory testing, breast diagnostics, recommend pelvic ultrasounds, and refer to gynecologists and other specialists when appropriate.
Bio-Identical Hormones are hormones that are molecularly the same chemical shape as the hormones the body normally produces. When hormone levels are low, many people do not experience optimal health. By using small amounts of bio-identical hormones, to replace what is deficient, people often feel better, as balance is safely restored in the body. Most commonly patients report, "I feel like myself again."
Bio-identical hormones are manufactured in a pharmaceutical lab. The lab takes natural wild yam (Dioscorea) or soy and converts them into the chemical shape that mimics the body’s own hormones. Compounding pharmacies then use these hormones to create a base for administration. As a result there are numerous combinations and ways of administering hormones to provide the ideal and personalized dose to an individual's specific need. Hormones are available in pill form, topical creams, under the tongue (sublingual), vaginal suppositories, or gel. Bio-identical hormones most commonly prescribed include: estrogen (Bi-Est), progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and pregnenalone.
A proper balance is required for both attaining pregnancy as well as maintaining a healthy, successful pregnancy and birth. Our providers specialize in assisting women and their partners, with the balancing of lifestyle, hormones, nutrition, and other important aspects of attaining and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. This care is based upon a comprehensive approach while working together with your entire medical team to meet you and your family's needs.
From early childhood sniffles, to teen acne, to balancing the mind and emotions of your children and teens, Avante's providers work to foster a relationship of education and health with you and your family. We offer both primary care as well as consulting work, as your children grow, to assist in education and empowerment during these important years.
Have you felt frustrated with an inability to lose weight or discouraged by watching your weight yoyo? Thrive’s approach is designed to help you to lose weight and keep it off while working WITH your body, NOT against it. Many factors determine how the body regulates metabolism and appetite. The Thrive approach to weight loss will balance your hormones, reset your metabolism and control your appetite so you can maximize your efforts to achieve and maintain your ideal weight once and for all.
If you are looking for exceptional results, then you have found the program that combines safe, rapid weight loss with a foundation for permanent lifelong change.
Phase 1: Foundation phase
A seven day “clean up” to reduce inflammation and detoxify the body.
Phase 2: Loading phase
An intentional increase in caloric intake for two days to “reassure” the body food is in abundant supply and it is OK to burn fat as fuel.
Phase 3: Transformation Phase
You are actively losing weight. This stage can last four to six weeks. Foods are chosen not only to slightly reduce caloric intake, but most importantly, to stimulate the hormones that encourage the body to use fat as fuel and preserve muscle mass. Medicines can be incorporated to aid in appetite control. (This phase of the program can be modified if cellulite reduction is a goal.)
Phase 4: Resting Phase
Slightly increased caloric intake for a week allows the body to acclimate, and helps to minimize frustrating weight loss plateaus.
* Loading, Transformation and Resting Phases are repeated until desired weight is achieved
Phase 5: Integration Phase
• Golden rules to keep the weight off for life.
• Hormone and amino acid balancing.
In summary, we don’t just put people on a “diet”… we strive to compose a food plan with adequate protein, healthy fats, and minimal carbohydrates in order to reduce insulin, normalize cortisol, while enhancing glucagon and growth hormone. The result: effective weight loss while looking and feeling great!
Avante's Thrive’s approach addresses factors which contribute to weight problems:
• Hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances
• Food allergies and intolerances
• Environmental toxicity
• Nutritional deficiencies
• Poor digestion
• Oxidative stress
• Emotional eating
• Insulin Resistance
As men, we tend to take much better care of our vehicles than we do ourselves. Taking the car in for a tune-up and oil change is a must once we see that warning light come on or we hear something suspicious. Our bodies need the same kind of maintenance, and, often, we have many signals from our body telling us to get a check-up (if only we would listen right away). At Avante, we take men's health seriously and have a team that works together to address whatever is going on at the root of the health issue. A tune-up is good for machinery, and it's good for men too!
Avante offers Men's Health: