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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...

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

Great treatment - Charlotte, NC

Dr Hetterachchi is a wonderful dr. He makes you feel at ease with the procedure and he really makes you feel like he cares about your health. I would recommend the Mona Lisa treatment for any woman who is having discomfort during sex. With my first treatment I was 50 percent better. I really thought painful sex was something I would just have to live with but thanks to Dr Heterachi that's not...

5 out of 5 stars Exilis

True Body Sculpting

What an amazing experience. It's great body sculpting technique. It was pain free and actually felt like a warm massage. its a very affordable procedure with noticeable results in a wonderful boutique environment Plus, Dr Hettiarachchi is almost as wonderful as his amazing staff.

5 out of 5 stars MonaLisa Touch

Excellent - Charlotte, NC

The doctors bedside manner was very good. Explained everything very scientifically. I've suffered from many pelvic issues and 90% of them are resolved. I look forward to The results of the last issue which is a repair of an episiotomy. Office staff also very pleasant.

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.

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

If you have licon scolosis and it's on your anus, can you get Mona Lisa on their also?

The answer is yes!!! At our center we have extensive experiance in treating women with Lichen Sclerosis of the vulva ( outer surface of the vagina)... READ MORE

ThermiVa or FemiLift treatment?

Bottom line is THEY WORK! We offer numerous treatments including THERMIVa, MonaLisa, GENEVEVE VIVEVE, Ultra Femme 360, etc and have treated 100s of... 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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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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