John Hettiarachchi, DO, FACS, FPMRS

Charlotte Urologist
19901 W. Catawba Ave., Suite 201
Cornelius, North Carolina 28031 US
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5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

A Practice You Can Trust

Dr. Hettiarachchi was incredibly professional and did a wonderful job explaining the procedure as well as what to expect. He made me feel comfortable and informed. I have had success with the treatment and am very pleased that entire staff delivered everything they promised. I highly recommend this practice for any of your pelvic health needs.

5 out of 5 stars Skin Rejuvenation

Warm, fuzzy, firm and super happy!

I was referred to Dr. Hettiarachichi by a friend who has had a number of treatments at his office. I am always searching for less invasive ways to rejuvinate my skin and had read on the BTL treatment and decided to give it a try. I did two areas, my lips and the area surrounding my mouth. I have deep smile lines and didn't want to do fillers. After only one short treatment, there was a...

5 out of 5 stars O-Shot

Great results!

Great! The doctor and nurses are Very professional. Very relaxing and comfortable office! My results are amazing! I would definitely recommend the o shot and this office for it. Definitely coming back for other treatments in this office and currently also doing exilis lips here.

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

After cancer...results way beyond my expectations.

Pelvic radiation for anal cancer left me with vaginal stenosis and burning. I was unable to have sex (penetratiin) for 6 years. I heard about the Mona Lisa and Dr H. from my massage therapist. I had an outstanding experience from start to finish. Dr. H was an excellent educator and coach. The office staff shared their personal stories with me in private. I am now able to have great sex and...

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

I had an awesome experience.

Dr. Hettiarachchi and his staff were amazing. They all made me feel comfortable and explained thoroughly what they were doing as we went along in the procedure. It has made a huge difference in my life. Thank you Dr. Hettiarachchi and staff.

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

I had a great experience with doctor and nurses

Visit was wonderful have had wonderful resultsnurses were great would recommend to anyone to come and try if they are having issues with painful intercourse it helps office is very clean staff is very friendly and personable great experience.

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

So glad I did this!

Fantastic experience! I'm so glad I did this - my husband is too. :). I feel younger and more Co fident. The staff was wonderful to work with as well. I would definitely recommend this to women who refuse to grow old gracefully!

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

Had a great experience

This persuzier was great helped a great deal with dryness and pain. The doctor is very friendly, tells you step by step what he is doing.It has made me and my husband come closer together. I would recommend this to anyone.You feel so much better with your mate.

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

I had amazing results and happy - Charlotte, NC

The doctor is excellent and very honest and explain the processes and it help me with my life style also it made my husband very happy. The office staff are very helpful and nice and really help you out.

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

From Nothing to Something

Prior to seeing Dr. Hettiarachchi, me and my husband have not been able to have sex for 2 years. I am a 39 year old breast cancer survivor who is on hormone suppressing therapy. After my first treatment, my pain level went from a absolutely no way to being able to have sensation during intercourse. Although we have more treatments to go, I am so hopeful at the end results. We have had more sex...

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Personal Statement

As a Urologist specializing in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, I have seen the advances of medical care for patients. Our utmost goal is to provide compassionate state of the art care. I can offer medications, use of Vaginal Laser or ThermiVa and lastly surgery as options.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Urology

Consultation Fee

$250. Consultation includes pelvic examination and evalution

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hettiarachchi has hospital affiliations at Lincoln Hospital (CHS), Lake Norman Regional Medical Center & Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Biochemistry, City University of New York
    Medical: DO, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Urology, New York College of Medicine, Westchester, NY, 2003
    Subspecialty: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Treatments offered at Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health

Blog Posts and Articles

The Pelvic Center an OASIS for Pelvic Health

What can a women do if aging and lack of Estrogen is causing problems with Intimacy, bladder infections and urine leaks? The Genitourinary syndrome of menopause(GMS) is the new terminology used to describe symptoms occurring due to vulvovaginal atrophy caused by low estrogen due to natural or surgical menopause.This syndrome may also occur after removal of the ovaries or chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. The changes seen are the superficial vaginal cell lining...

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O shot - would I be a candidate?

It sounds like you might be a good candidate for the o-shot. How long it lasts is variable 6-18 months. It is always important to go for a... READ MORE

is it still possible to receive the O-Shot while menstruating?

During the menstrual cycle as long as they are not heavy or especially sensitivity the O shot can be administered. It should be avoided if there is a... READ MORE

I have a transvaginal mesh implant for a rectocele. Can I still get ThemiVA procedures?

You should seek a physician who is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Sugery who performs the surgeries you've had and also... READ MORE

What would you suggest for stress urinary incontinence in my case - O-shot, FemiLift or other?

Unfortunately your vagina tissue/ pelvic area is probably very thin and damaged from the radiation/ surgery. In your case, the cystocele repair may... READ MORE

Follow-up: To clear up the last question about thermiVa treatment. Will this help noticeably with laxity?

As an expert in pelvic health I have treated really difficult cases. I have seen many Breast cancer survivors who have been on Tamoxifen ( anti... READ MORE

What is the Diva Laser?

The genitourinary syndrome of menopause (Menopause) cause Vulvavaginal atrophy as most women reach their early 50s. These women may complain of... READ MORE

Does the MonaLisa Laser therapy do anything to relieve hot flashes and sleep problems?

Mona Lisa touch laser will restore symptoms of vaginal atrophy such as vaginal dryness and painful intimacy. It can also improve incontinence. It does... READ MORE

Can Thermiva help with urinary frequency?

If you have failed the typical medications for frequency/ overactive bladder. You may have undergone urodynamic testing ( bladder function testing )... READ MORE

I had my first treatment a few weeks ago and had a discharge following the procedure. My doctor said this was normal.

The MonaLisa Touch is a fractional CO2 laser it has unique features which creates an ablative then a thermal effect on the vaginal skin. These... READ MORE

Bladder side effect from Femilift.

If you are having those symptoms. It is important to go back for reevaluation by your provider to ensure that there is no laser damage and also to... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Hettiarachchi

John Hettiarachchi, DO, FACS, FPMRS has shared 5 before and after pictures with 11 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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John Hettiarachchi, DO, FACS, FPMRS has shared 6 videos.

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Vaginal Rejuvenation for Women who Can't Take Estrogen

A patient speaks about her experiences with traditional estrogen supplements and why vaginal rejuvenation therapy was the better option. WATCH VIDEO

Mary Jo Describes the MonaLisa Touch Experience

Mary Jo speaks about her experience with Dr. Hettiarachchi and the Mona Lisa Touch procedure. She talks about the possible benefits, women with severe vaginal dryness can expect. WATCH VIDEO

Treating Bladder Leaks and Getting Your "Mojo" Back

Tiffany talks about her experience with Dr. Hettiarachchi and the Geneveve procedure. She speaks about the benefits that one can expect from a procedure like hers. WATCH VIDEO

MonaLisa Touch: A 57-Year-Old Woman Shares Her Story

A woman speaks about her vaginal rejuvenation surgery performed by Dr. John Hettiarachchi, which helped with painful intercourse, dryness and incontinence. WATCH VIDEO

MonaLisa Touch: Debra Shares How the Procedure Has Changed Her Life

Debra shares her experience after having her first of three Monalisa Touch procedures performed by Dr. John Hettiarachchi. The laser is used to restore vaginal health for those suffering from vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse. WATCH VIDEO

Mona Lisa Touch: Learn About the 5 Minute Treatment to Restore Vaginal Health

Dr. John Hettiarachchi explains how the MonaLisa Touch works to restore vaginal health and what you can expect from treatment. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.