Is a non-surgical approach to a vaginal issue safer than surgical options?

Depending on the vaginal issue you are experiencing, surgery may not always be the best treatment option. There are times when a non-surgical approach may be just as effective in helping you achieve the results you want, and with less downtime and risk of complications.

Is a non-surgical approach to a vaginal issue safer than surgery?
If you are suffering from a vaginal issue such as vulvodynia, doctors often recommend a non-surgical treatment option. A non-surgical approach carries fewer risks, and is therefore considered a safer alternative.

In addition, non-surgical treatments do not require the use of anesthesia, and there are also no incisions, or exposing tissues to laser and this makes the tissues less prone to future complications. Non-surgical treatment options are also generally less painful. But these are all trivial reasons against surgery. The biggest argument against CO2 or vestibulectomy options for vulvodynia is the relatively short reporting period. Most studies report their results at 6 months out from the procedure, very few are even up to one year and none report 5 year response. While the results at 3-6 month out can be excellent, the 12+ month results can be dismal (read more).

If you are experiencing a vaginal problem, it’s always best to seek out the services of an experienced board certified gynecologist with the relevant expertise to offer successful non-surgical approach. Choosing a knowledgeable gynecologist is important if you want to get the best results. When it comes to issues like vulvodynia, not many gynecologists know enough about the condition to recommend an effective treatment. FGI is spearheaded by Dr. R. Stuart Fowler who is a board certified gynecologist, with extensive experience in treating troubling vulvovaginal conditions. The number of testimonies of women who have been successfully treated for vulvodynia by FGI is unparalleled; review them at or by calling (480) 420-4001.

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