At the Rejuvenate Center for Medical Aesthetics and Wellness, Dr. Falguni Patel and her staff of healthcare professionals are here to answer all your questions and discuss any concerns with this aspect of a woman’s life.
Dr. Patel is a board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon, specializing in vaginal reconstructive surgery. We proudly provide comprehensive gynecological services, including but not limited to:
- Preventative Medicine
- Adolescent Medicine
- Menopausal Management
- Preconceptional Counseling
- Contraception Management
- Colposcopy/Endometrial Biopsy
- IUD education/insertions
- CO2 Laser Treatments
- Incontinence Evaluation and Treatment
- Endometrial Ablations
- CONE Biopsy
- Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
- ESSURE (non-incision sterilization)
I need gynecology help…
Board-certified gynecologist Dr. Falguni Patel, and the health professionals at the Rejuvenate Center for Medical Aesthetics and Wellness, are experts in prevention and treatments for all your gynecological needs.
Contact us today to find out more about our general gynecology services, or schedule a consultation to see how we can help you.
What Is It?
Normally, the hymen is a thin membrane that doesn’t completely obstruct the vagina. Sometimes, however, extra tissue can create two smaller vaginal openings instead of a single larger opening (known as a septate hymen). Other times, the hymen never properly perforates and completely blocks the vaginal opening (called an imperforate hymen).
Both of these conditions can obstruct comfortable penetration and can even cause health problems, particularly during menstruation.
A hymenectomy is a simple procedure that clears the vaginal opening of extra tissue and eliminates the discomfort and risk of leaving it in place.
What Can I Expect?
As an experienced gynecological surgeon, Dr. Falguni Patel treats septate or imperforate hymens with a minor, in-office surgical procedure under local anesthesia.
The procedure takes less than an hour, during which Dr. Falguni Patel uses special tools to make one or more incisions in the membrane of the hymen to remove the obstructive tissue and restore the vaginal opening to full function.
Patients should experience little pain or discomfort, and only temporarily. Urinating may be uncomfortable for the first few days of healing. You should be able to return to normal activity within a week, but we recommend you abstain from sexual activity for at least one month.