Mobile Urogynecologist
3 Mobile Infirmary Circle, Suite 400
Mobile, Alabama 36607 US
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Personal Statement

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.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hanes has hospital affiliations at Mobile Infirmary.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Tulane Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 1975
    OB / GYN, Emory University School of Medicine, 1978

Treatments offered at Urogynecology of Southern Alabama

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Can a laser treatment like the Mona Lisa touch help me?

The MonaLisa Touch laser treatments help reestablish lubrication in women who are estrogen depleted. It does not cause tightening of the vagina. READ MORE

Has insurance ever covered this procedure?

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

Can the MonaLisa Touch treatment be covered under insurance?

Unfortunately, the MonaLisa Touch (MLT) treatments are not currently covered by insurance. Hopefully, this will change once more studies are submitted. READ MORE

Can MonaLisa Touch be done with Thermiva at the same time ?

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

Mona Lisa Touch and urinary health. Any suggestions?

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

How long does the Emla cream need to sit before doing a Mona Lisa Touch laser?

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

Can I do Monalisa Touch after Ovarian Cancer?

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

Will Mona Lisa Lazer Therapy help resolve Urinary Tract Infections?

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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