Patient Education Resources


New Patient Information
FAQs About Insurance and Women  
Choosing a Doctor / AHRQ
Choosing a Health Plan: Checklist / AHRQ
Choosing A Health Plan / GOV
Which Health Insurance Is Right For You? A Guide to Help You Compare Health Plans / CSMS

Anatomy Review
Atlas of the Body:
The Muscle ? Side View
 / AMA
Atlas of the Body:
The Muscle ? Back View
 / AMA
Atlas of the Body:
The Muscle ? Front View
 / AMA
Atlas of the Body:
Changes During Pregnancy
 / AMA
TOT Anatomy (Photo)
Vulvar Anatomy (Photo)

Gynecology
Does Botox relieve urinary urgency and urge incontinence?
Cervical Dysplasia / AMA
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / ACOG
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Questions and Answers / The Hormone Foundation - The Endocrine Society
Vulvar ProblemsACOG
Human Papillomaviruses and Cancer / CDC
Birth Control Pills / ACOG
Vaginitis: Causes and Treatments / ACOG
Evaluating Infertility / ACOG
Birth Control / ACOG
JAMA Patient Page: Infertility Options / AMA
Treating Infertility / ACOG
Cancer of the Uterus / ACOG
The Pap Test / ACOG
Cancer of the Ovary / ACOG
Uterine Fibroid / ACOG
Ovarian Cysts / ACOG
Fibrocystic Breast Changes / ACOG
Tool Kit for Teen Care: Contraception / ACOG
Especially for Teens: Birth Control / ACOG
Barrier Methods of Contraception / ACOG
Vaginitis / AMA
Cancer of the Vulva and Vagina / ACOG
Human Papillomavirus Infection / ACOG
JAMA Patient Page:
The Importance of a Pap Test
 / JAMA/Archives
ACOG Committee Opinion: Tamoxifen and Endometrial Cancer / ACOG
Laparospic Hysterectomy: A Better Way
Ovulation Primer
Noninvasive Vulvar Lesons 
Endometriosis Update 2006 
Vulvovaginal Disorders 
IC for the Generalist 
Hysterectomy Round Table 
Menopause Updates 
Estrogen Treatments in Early Menopause 

Urogynecology
Does Botox relieve urinary urgency and urge incontinence?
JAMA Patient Page:Urinary Incontinence - A Common Condition With Many Treatment Options / JAMA/Archives
JAMA Patient Page:Stress Incontinence / JAMA/Archives
Nerve Disease and Bladder ControlNIH
Your Urinary System and How It Works / NIH
News from the ACOG:Vaginal Delivery Associated With Higher Incidence of Urinary Incontinence / ACOG
News From ACOG:Pelvic Exercises Reduce Incontinence During Pregnancy ACOG
Pregnancy, Childbirth and Bladder Control / NIH
Urinary Incontinence in Women, PDF / John Paulson, M.D.
Bladder Retraining, PDF / John Paulson, M.D.
Exercising Your Pelvic Muscles, PDF / John Paulson, M.D.
Augmenting Pelvic Floor Repairs, PDF
Fecal Incontinence, PDF / John Paulson, M.D.
Glossary for Urogynecology, PDF / John Paulson, M.D.
Menopause and Bladder Control, PDF / John Paulson, M.D.
Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women, PDF / John Paulson, M.D.
What is Urogynecology?  / John Paulson, M.D.
Urinary Incontinence / ACOG
Bladder Control in Women / NIH
Urinary Incontinence in Women / NIH
How the Kidneys Work / NIH
Hematuria / NIH
Urethral Valves / AAP
Blood in the Urine (Hematuria) / AAP
Medicines and Bladder Control / NIH
Talking About Bladder Control / NIH
The Body's Design for Bladder Control / NIH
News from the ACOG:
Behavioral Therapy Reduces Frequency of Urinary Incontinence
 / ACOG
News from the ACOG:
Weight and Childbirth Linked to Incontinence More So Than Menopause
 / ACOG
News From the AMA:
Clinic-Based Behavioral Programs as Effective in Treating Urinary Stress Incontinence in Women as Electrical Simulation
 / AMA
Supportive Care: Constipation, Impaction and Bowel Obstruction / NIH
News From the ACOG:
Urinary Incontinence Highly Prevalent Among Older Women
 / ACOG
Urinary Incontinence in Children / NIH
Bowel Control Problems / ACOG
Procedure Decreases Incontinence After Prolapse Surgery
Bladder Botox Study
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Which Operation for Which Patient
POP Lay Talk Slide Show
IC for the Generalist 

Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Allograft -What is An Allograft?
Augmenting Pelvic Floor Repairs, PDF / Neeraj Kohli, M.D
Cystocele (Fallen Bladder) / NIH
Cystocele, PDF / John Paulson, M.D.
Exercising Your Pelvic Muscles / NIH
Labial Adhesions / AAP
Pelvic Support Problems / ACOG
The Surgical Technique of Vaginal Paravaginal Repair using Porcine Dermis Graft / Lawrence Lin, M.D., and Red M. Alinsod, M.D.
Anterior Repair with Hydrix Dermis  / Red Alinsod, MD
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Which Operation for Which Patient
POP Lay Talk Slide Show

Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery
What_is_Vaginal_Rejuvenation.doc / Red M. Alinsod, M.D.
Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery, PDF / Red M. Alinsod, M.D.
Frequently Asked Questions on AVS, PDF / Red M. Alinsod, M.D.
Vaginoplasty, PDF / Red M. Alinsod, M.D.
More Women Seek Vaginal Plastic Surgery, PDF / Sandy Kobrin
Designer Vaginas, PDF / Debra Ollivier
Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery / Red M. Alinsod, M.D.
Frequently Asked Questions on AVS / Red M. Alinsod, M.D.
U.S. women seek a second first time with hymen surgery / Wall Street Journal
Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery & Vaginal Rejuvenation / Red Alinsod, MD

Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery
Understanding Laser Surgery / AAFPRS
Liposuction / ASPS
Liposuction: ASPS Briefing Paper / ASPS
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery: Procedures at a Glance / ASPS
Skin Resurfacing / AAFPRS
Liposuction FAQ / ASPS
Injectable Fillers in Plastic Surgery / ASPS
News From the ASPS:
Nearly 6.6 Million Americans Have Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in 2002
 / ASPS
News From the ASPS:
Review of Office-Based Plastic Surgery Finds Less Than 1 Percent Complication Rate
 / ASPS
News From the ASPS:
New Reality TV Programs Create Unhealthy, Unrealistic Expectations of Plastic Surgery
 / ASPS
News from the ASPS:
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Patients More than Triple Since 1992
 / ASPS
News from the ASPS:
Asian Plastic Surgery Patients Benefit From New Techniques in Cosmetic Surgery
 / ASPS
News From the ASPS:
Women Taking Breast Enhancement Pills Swallow Empty Promises; Dangerous Side Effects, ASPS Study Says
 / ASPS
News From the ASPS:
What You Should Know Before Having Liposuction
 / ASPS
News From the ASPS:
Retaining a Youthful Healthy Look
 / ASPS
News From the ASPS:
New Patient Safety Strategies for Office-Based Plastic Surgery
 / ASPS
News From the AAP:
Should Teenagers Have Cosmetic Surgery?
 / AAP
News From the ASPS:
Considerations Before Plastic Surgery
 / ASPS

Aesthetic Lasers
Exploring Aesthetic Interventions:
Intense Pulsed Light Systems
 / 
Juvederm Raises Standards / 
Aethestics Buyers Guide / 

Menstrual Disorders
Endometrial Hyperplasia / ACOG
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding / ACOG
Premenstrual Syndrome / ACOG
Disorders of MenstruationAMA
Sedation Analgesia / ASA

Pelvic Pain
Dysmenorrhea / ACOG
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / ACOG
Chlamydia trachomatis / AAP
Gonococcal Infections / AAP
Interstitial Cystitis, PDF / John Paulson, M.D.
Pelvic Pain / ACOG
Endometriosis / ACOG
Important Facts About Endometriosis / ACOG
Pain During Intercourse / ACOG
Vulvodynia / ACOG
Genital Herpes / ACOG
JAMA Patient Page:
Vaginal Symptoms
 / JAMA/Archives
News From the AMA:
Prevalence of Chlamydia High Among Young Adults in U.S.
 / AMA
Pain Diary at ReliefInsite.com / WebLink
Irritable Bowel Syndrome / NIH
Endometriosis Update 2006
IC for the Generalist 
Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain 

Menopause
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
Esther Study:Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
Menopause Updates 
Estrogen Treatments in Early Menopause 
Hormone Replacement Therapy - Therapeutic Options / ACOG
Hormone Replacement Therapy / ACOG
Osteoporosis Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy / NIH
Osteoporosis / ACOG
Menopause and Bladder Control / NIH
The Menopause Years / ACOG
Herbal Products for Menopause / ACOG
Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Benefits, Drawbacks and Risks / AMA
Midlife Transitions: A Guide to Approaching Menopause / ACOG
News from the ACOG:
Statement on the Estrogen Plus Progestin Trial of The Women's Health Initiative
 / ACOG
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Introduction / AMA
Endocrinology and Menopause / The Hormone Foundation - The Endocrine Society
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Forms and Administration / AMA
Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Symptoms: The First Few Years / The Hormone Foundation - The Endocrine Society
News from ACOG:
Association Between Hormone Use and Breast Cancer Doubtful
 / ACOG
News from the AMA:
Health Risks Outweigh Benefits for Combined Estrogen Plus Progestin Clinical Trial Stopped Early in Major Study
 / AMA
Black Cohosh and the Symptoms of Menopause / NIH

Common Procedures & Case Studies
AVS - Summary of Common Procedures / ASA
Anesthesia and You / ASA
Anesthesia and You: The Senior Citizen as a Patient / ASA
Anesthesia for Ambulatory (Outpatient) Surgery / ASA
Anesthesiologists Warn: If You're Taking Herbal Products, Tell Your Doctor Before Surgery / ASA
Anterior Repair with Hydrix / ASA
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Gynecologic Procedures / ACOG
Breast Cancer and Mammography / GOV
Choosing Same Day Surgery Facilities / ASPS
Colposcopy / ACOG
Cystocele Repair
Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy NIH
Dilation and Curettage (D&C) / ACOG
Endometrial Ablation / ACOG
Endometrial Ablation, Global – A Comparison of Various Techniques / Reid and Kowalski
Enterocele Repair
Essure Procedure
HTA(R) Hydrotherm Ablation
Hymenoplasty
Hysterectomy / ACS
Hysterectomy - Laparospic Hysterectomy: A Better Way / ACOG
Hysterectomy, Types of
Hysterosalpingography / ACOG
Hysteroscopy / ACOG
Incontinence Sling
Intrauterine Device / ACOG
Labiaplasty
Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy / ACOG
Laparoscopy / ACOG
Laser Resurfacing
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure / ACOG
News from the ACOG:Uterine Artery Embolization - Evidence Increasing on Its Success in Treating Fibroids / ACOG
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Which Operation for Which Patient
Perineoplasty/ Perineorrhapy
Postpartum Sterilization / ACOG
Preparing for Surgery / ACOG
Prophylactic Oophorectomy / ACOG
Rectocele Repair
Renessa Procedure
Route and Method of Hysterectomy
Sterilization by Laparoscopy / ACOG
Surgical Alternatives to Hysterectomy in the Management of Leiomyomas (Fibroids) / ACOG
Surgitron 120 - Press Release
Transobturator Sling for Stress Incontinence
T-Sling Transobturator Approach - Pictorial
T-Sling Patient Brochure
Ultrasound Exams / ACOG
Urethrocele Repair
Urodynamic Testing, PDF / John Paulson, M.D.
Vaginal Vault Suspension
Vaginoplasty
What You Should Know About Herbal Use and Anesthesia ASA
Hysterectomy Round Table 

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About Warts / AMA
What is Urogynecology? PDF / John Paulson, M.D.
Information on Emergency Contraception Pills (ECPs) ACOG
Natural Family Planning / ACOG
Is Combination Oral Contraceptive Use Safe for Women with Migraine Headaches? / ACOG
ACOG Committee Opinion: Breast-Ovarian Cancer Screening / ACOG
Questions and Answers About Use of Hormones After Menopause / NIH

Staying Healthy
Menopause Updates 
Estrogen Treatments in Early Menopause 
The Growing Presence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine / AAPA
What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine? / NIH
Influenza Vaccine / CDC
Exercise and Fitness: A Guide for Women / ACOG
JAMA Patient Page: Sexual Dysfunction - Silence About Sexual Problems Can Hurt Relationships / JAMA/Archives
How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases / ACOG
Detecting and Treating Breast Problems / ACOG
Preventing Cancer / ACOG
HIV Infection and Women / ACOG
Acupuncture / NIH
Garlic and Cancer Prevention / NIH
Tumor Markers / NIH
Overview of Dietary Supplements / NIH
Herbal Medicine for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease ? Clinical Considerations / JAMA/Archives
Herbal Medicinals - Selected Clinical Considerations Focusing on Known or Potential Drug-Herb Interactions / JAMA/Archives
Breast Cancer / NIH
Breast Self-Exam / ACOG
Screening Mammograms / NIH
Is Combination Oral Contraceptive Use Safe for Women Who Smoke Cigarettes? / ACOG
Is Combination Oral Contraceptive Use Safe for Women with Lipid Disorders? / ACOG
Benefits of Oral Contraceptives for Adolescents / ACOG
JAMA Patient Page:
Smoking and the Heart
 / JAMA/Archives
Hepatitis B / AAP
Bulimia NervosaHHS
A Basic Guide to Eating Disorders / Medem-APA
Immunizations for Women / ACOG
News From ACOG:
Female Ob-Gyns Name Obesity the Greatest Threat to Women's Health
 / ACOG
Get the Facts: Hormones and Breast Cancer
(Continued)
 / The Hormone Foundation - The Endocrine Society
Ovarian Cancer / NIH
JAMA Patient Page:
Ovarian Cancer
 / JAMA/Archives
Healthy People 2010: Sexually Transmitted Diseases / GOV
Oncogenic HPV; Preventing Cervical Cancer / GOV

Common Illnesses
JAMA Patient Page:Do You Have The Flu? / JAMA/Archives
Treating and Preventing the Flu / AAP
Urinary Tract Infections / ACOG
Headache ACOG
Drugs That Prevent Migraine / AMA
About Low Back Pain / ACS

Other Web Links
American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists / WebLink
Pain Diary at ReliefInsite.com / WebLink
WebMD / WebLink
My Health Zone / WebLink
Urology Channel / WebLink
American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology / WebLink
National Osteoporosis Foundation / WebLink
National Association For Continence / WebLink
Interstitial Cystitis Association / WebLink
PelvicPain.org / WebLink
North American Menopausal Society / WebLink
Alternative Medicine / WebLink
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists / WebLink
Urogynecology Web Links / WebLink
SurgeryU / WebLink
ACGE / WebLink
Women's Health / WebLink
South Coast Urogynecology / WebLink
Uro Today / WebLink
E-Medicine Health / WebLink
Review of Common OB-GYN problems / WebLink
International Painful Bladder Foundation / WebLink
Uterus1.com / WebLink
Menopause Clinicians List 2007 / WebLink
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / WebLink
Assoc. of Reproductive Health Professionals / WebLink
http://www.vaginismus.com/ (Pelvic Pain) / WebLink

E-Books / Newsletter
Laborie News Items  
Current Clinical Strategies in Gynecology and Obstetrics  


Slide Show Presentations
POP Lay Talk Slide Show  
Lone Star APS Slide Show  
Essure Permanent Birth Control Slide Show  
Health and Hormones Slide Show  
AVS Lecture at AACS Gobal Symposium of Cosmetic Surgery - Jan 2010