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5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

I am thrilled with my progress

Great - He is very considerate and gracious. I have only had one of the three treatments so far, but I am noticing improvement already. Very professional experience. Office staff very nice - made me feel comfortable

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

I had an amazing experience

Dr Hettiarachchi has been my doctor for years and this new procedure is amazing! Dr. H takes his time to talk with me and my family and is very personable with each experience. My whole family sees him and we wouldn't have it any other way.

5 out of 5 stars Vaginal Rejuvenation

Got my MOJO back

I love this place. I've never been to such a calming doctors office. I felt so comfortable and everything was so clearly explained. Finally a doctor that listens. So this doctor is so innovative he has traveled all over the world to find the best treatments to help women and then offers them here at his office. Wow who does that. So I was treated with the Viveve Geneveve. The results have been...

5 out of 5 stars Vaginal Rejuvenation

I had a great experience at Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health

It was fast and easy. Absolutely no pian or after affects. The results were great. The doctor is very knowledgable and new which treatment I needed. The office is very pretty and makes you feel comfortable.

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

Lichen sclerosis and Mona Lisa touch

I went to pelvic health clinic as I have lichen sclerosis diagnosed several years and using steroids as needed to talk about monalisa Dr.Hettiarachchi explained the procedure in detail and how it works.very happy with staff and professionalism .So far I only had one treatment and I see difference already.less pain and itching

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

Who needs wine when you have Mona Lisa!!

The best thing I ever did for myself and my husband. I thought I would always have to live with the pain and discomfort during intercourse. No creams or pills will correct painful interciurse but the Mona Lisa with just 1 treatment made me feel great about SEX again. Don't be embarrassed. The Dr and staff are wonderful and I felt very comfortable.

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

I would recommend the MonaLisa Touch to anyone

I am better than I was before the laser treatment has helped me. My bladder is a lot better than it was. Intercourse is not as painful.The staff is courteous, professional and helpful the office is clean and very well run.

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

Licken Sclerosis is a very uncomfortable disease.

I have Lichen Sclerosis and this treatment has really given me hope! My condition is much better. I've had four treatments so far and much improvement. I feel very comfortable with the staff and Dr. H. is great. I have add great results with the Mona Lisa Touch therapy.

5 out of 5 stars ThermiSmooth

Eighty and more Beautiful than ever!

I had a face treatment done at The Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health. I was greeted when I came in by the wonderful staff. The office itself is beautifully decorated and had relaxing music. My first treatment felt so wonderful. I went home and couldn't wait to have my second treatment. I've suffered with temple pain for years and after the second treatment I felt such relief of that pain and...

5 out of 5 stars ThermiSmooth

I would recommend the clinic to everyone!

Dr. H and his staff were super friendly and immediately made me feel at home. After a short set of paperwork the therapy for my face begin. I have tried a lot of facial treatments in the past however this anti-aging treatment was so relaxing I dozed off. When I awoke the after image so significant That my jaw dropped. I would recommend the treatment to anyone who has a concern about those...

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

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

Contraindications for MonaLisa Touch? Do some patients have results opposite to those intended?

At the Pelvic center we have treated younger women like yourself that have had postmenopausal symptoms of vaginal atrophy, painfull intercouse or... READ MORE

Decreased dilation of vaginal opening/w pain. MWF 67; Menopause at age 50, No HRT. Lichen Sclerosis 30 yrs?

The expert you choose should have experience with adjusting the MonaLisa laser setting, treatment procotol and be able to draw from patient experinace... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Hettiarachchi

John Hettiarachchi, DO, FACS, FPMRS has shared 5 before and after pictures with 9 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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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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