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I have practiced in Mobile since 1979. I am married to Pamela Stimpson Hanes. We have five children and currently have 12 grandchildren. In 2012, I became the first physician in Mobile to be board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, Tulane Medical School
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies:
General Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 1975
OB / GYN, Emory University School of Medicine, 1978
Treatments offered at Urogynecology of Southern Alabama
Most popular answers from Charles R. Hanes, MD
The MonaLisa Touch laser treatments help reestablish lubrication in women who are estrogen depleted. It does not cause tightening of the vagina. READ MORE
From what you describe the reason for the pain during sex is unclear. If the sling that is superficially covered by vaginal tissue is tender to the... READ MORE
Unfortunately, the MonaLisa Touch (MLT) treatments are not currently covered by insurance. Hopefully, this will change once more studies are submitted. READ MORE
There is no reason to do both of these procedures simultaneously on the vaginal tissues. I would recommend the MonaLisa Touch (MLT) if the primary... READ MORE
Can perinealplasty effect anal sphincter tone or strength? How close does perinealplasty get to anal spincter?
Perineoplasty will not adversely sphincter tone. Aside from any cosmetic considerations regarding this procedure, there may be an additional benefit... READ MORE
Assuming bladder infection has been ruled out, overactive bladder (OAB) is the most likely cause of the frequency. It is also characterized by urgency... READ MORE
The internal laser MLT treatments are pain free and do not require any analgesia. For the external treatments, the EMLA cream may take as long as 15... READ MORE
Looking for detailed information on the use of MonaLisa Touch for treating of lichen sclerosus. Any suggestions?
Although MonaLisa Touch (MLT) has not been FDA approved for the treatment of lichen sclerosis (LS), many women have realized significant benefit... READ MORE
Ovarian cancer is not a reason to not have the MLT treatments. If you are suffering from vaginal atrophy, MLT should be an excellent solution. READ MORE
Chronic estrogen deficiency results in atrophic changes of the vagina. This leads to very fragile tissues and often a discharge that can predispose... READ MORE
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