One of the tools that SIWSH offers its patients is the ground-breaking ThermiVa. This state-of-the-art device uses radiofrequency energy to heal tissue in the vaginal area by generating the production of collagen. It is a non-surgical minimally-invasive option for women who are suffering from vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, loss of vaginal elasticity, and decreased response to sexual stimuli. ThermiVa treatments can be external only, internal only, or both internal and external depending on what problems the woman wants addressed.

The ThermiVa treatment sessions take place in the SIWSH office under the care of Dr. Williams and her staff. The appointments take place monthly over a three month period, with symptoms improving after each session. The ThermiVa is available for purchase through SIWSH. Contact Aimee for more information.

Thermi®, an Almirall Company, is a leading global manufacturer of temperature controlled radiofrequency technology. Because the results have been so astonishing and exciting, it has been highlighted by many television shows. The other Thermi line products include ThermiTight, ThermiRase, ThermiSmooth Face, and ThermiSmooth Body, which are not available at SIWSH.

ThermiVa should not be used on patients who are pregnant, have a urinary tract infection or a skin infection in or around the area of treatment. Treating physicians should perform required testing to confirm patient is negative for infection or pregnancy.  Patient should be awake and monitored during the procedure for any unexpected symptoms.


da Vinci Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, and control, and performing complicated surgical cases through just a few small incisions. It has a magnified 3D high-definition screen that the surgeon views as well as controllers that the surgeon manipulates with her hands. These control extremely precise surgical arms that operate on the patient which bend and rotate in ways that the human hand cannot. The result is a much less invasive procedure with a shorter recovery. It gives the doctor the precision of open surgery and the patient an easier recovery because of smaller incisions. Better for the doctor, better for the patient.

Dr. Williams received her da Vinci Robotic Certification in 2009,  and St. Tammany Parish Hospital was the first Northshore hospital to acquire the Da Vinci Surgical System. This exciting technology is available for patients right in their own backyard.


Vulvoscopy Microscopic Test

Because there are certain conditions that can only be diagnosed on the microscopic level, SIWSH performs a vulvoscopy on these patients when needed. A vulvoscopy allows Dr. Williams to look for abnormal cells around the vulva which can indicate several conditions and treatments. This enhances the effectiveness of each patient’s plan of care.