Women’s health care is one of our primary specialties at Avante, whether you are 20 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.
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?
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.
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]
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.