Physician/Peer Testimonials

I had the pleasure of taking Red?s private course this week and I am very happy that I made the trip. Although I have had a successful cosmetic gyn practice for several years, he provided me with some very useful tips and ideas that will be extremely helpful to me in my practice. Red?s openness and willingness to share his enormous knowledge and experience is refreshing, and I highly recommend that anyone in this field, new or experienced, spend some time one on one with him to absorb as much as possible. I hope to come back soon and enjoy the great company and the amazing Laguna Beach weather!

I am Swiss board certified gynaecologist and surgeon and had the privilege to attend a full preceptorship with Dr Alinsod. Going straight to the point: this was a highlight and the most interesting and enriching post graduate training I have done and the best investment time and resource wise.

Many thanks to you dear Red for the new insights you gave and the human bonds made during this intensive week. I especially enjoyed the tips and tricks you gave which make all the difference at the end of the day. I was able to witness your human and compassionate attitude towards patients. My patients at the Swiss Institute are grateful to me for what I learnt from you. The experience was unique and I look forward to our maintained fellowship. With all my gratitude and thanks.

It was a pleasure and a most rewarding experience to attend Red Alinsod?s preceptorship in esthetic vaginal surgery. As a newcomer in the field, notwithstanding a 25 years experience in the area of gynaecological pelvic surgery, I was amazed to be taught a number of delicate procedures and ? tricks ? I was not aware of. Red Alinsod?s longstanding and outstanding expertise was conveyed with an extreme patience, a very rare gift of didactics, and a message of a lot of care and respect for the patient on the top of it. Indeed, Red a lot of thanks for paving my way towards this very delicate and somewhat ? artistic ? side of surgery, I do hope that our collaboration will strenghten in the years to come, for the best sake of patients in need of repair in this most delicate part of their anatomy. Warmest regards!

I have had the privilege of participating in Dr. Alinsod?s intensive one-on-one training in advanced aesthetic vaginal surgery. As an accomplished fellowship-trained urogynecologist and reconstructive pelvic surgeon with an emphasis on vaginal rejuvenation, I feel my time spent with Dr. Alinsod was invaluable. I have now implemented an office based aesthetic vaginal surgical program which benefits both my patients and my practice. Observing Dr. Alinsod?s superior surgical skills and distinctive approach to aesthetic vaginal surgery, with the patient comfortably awake and without an I.V., was illuminating. I did not think it was possible till I saw it with my own eyes. I have added the techniques which he taught me to my current armamentarium of aesthetic vaginal surgery.

My experience working with Dr. Alinsod was extremely rewarding from both an educational and financial standpoint. The surgical training I received allowed me to immediately begin introducing vaginal rejuvenation procedures to my office practice safely with high patient satisfaction. The value of ? in office? cosmetic vaginal surgery provides an opportunity to manage one?s time in a more efficient and economical manner. Eliminating the reliance on insurance reimbursement is liberating. He provides a comprehensive program with precise surgical technique and unique technical approaches to the restoration of the female pelvic floor. He is truly defined by the statement ? a scholar and a gentleman?. I have continued to consult Dr. Alinsod since my training and he eagerly responds and provides helpful hints and solutions to complex anatomical issues. I highly recommend the ? one on one? teaching experience and the marketing information which is needed to successfully develop a cosmetic vaginal practice.

As a board certified plastic surgeon performing aesthetic vaginal surgery, I sought the expertise of Dr. Alinsod to refine my skills and expand my knowledge base. I found the education I received invaluable and would highly recommend it for surgeons just beginning to explore this opportunity as well as for those wishing to master the intricacies of the operation. I was grateful to leave Chicago for a break to study on a bright sunny day in Dr. Alinsod?s office overlooking the Pacific Ocean. His fully equipped operatory suites and expansive office allowed sufficient room to accommodate myself as well as my staff for a lecture in his audiovisual conference area and surgical observation. He provided obscure and essential details that have been gained from his practice. He was meticulous in his explanations covering all aspects of the various procedures from consult to pre-op eval to photography to surgical assist to equipment setup and spec to post-op care and follow-up. The ?hands-on? participation during the procedure was extremely valuable and insightful. The instruction even included an enlightening lab exercise to demonstrate comparable methods (laser, radiofrequency, and electrosurgery) of labiaplasty which I found eye-opening. I appreciated receiving educational materials and a starter set of vaginal retractors specially designed by Dr. Alinsod for the vaginoplasty procedure. He discussed many pearls and graciously offered proprietary publications which have obviously taken years to develop. We discussed key issues such as marketing advice, web site design/positioning, and print advertising. He also openly presented his contacts for each of these services and was most willing to provide introductions. His printed materials included an extraordinarily detailed syllabus and practice management resources. He welcomed my questions and answered them thoroughly. I benefited tremendously from the interdisciplinary exchange of information. Given the lack of published materials on this subject, I looked into many of the other training opportunities and was extremely pleased with my choice of Dr. Alinsod. This experience provided the best value for the time and monies spent.

My staff and I had the privilege of spending 4 full days with Dr. Alinsod at his Laguna Beach office. The instructional cases covered the entire range of aesthetic vulvovaginal surgery and Dr. Alinsod carefully made sure that I saw and experienced each operation as if I were doing the case myself. Dr. Alinsod is a master surgeon, extremely skilled not only in surgery but in explaining each step of his procedures so that they are clear to the visiting surgeon. Dr. Alinsod prepared a comprehensive syllabus and his lectures were enjoyable and precise. As a plastic surgeon who has been performing labiaplasty for over 12 years, I left with new knowledge, new techniques, and felt the course will be of great value to my practice. Dr. Alinsod freely shared his vast knowledge of anatomy and vulvovaginal surgery, giving me the confidence to add to my armamentarium of cosmetic gynecologic procedures. I would highly recommend this course to fellow plastic surgeons and to other surgeons who want to learn from a world-wide leader in the field.

Francisco L. Canales, M.D.

As a long-time practicing plastic surgeon I can wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Red Alinsod?s one-on-one preceptorship. After researching the courses available in the United States, I came to the conclusion that Dr. Alinsod is the most skilled and credentialed of vaginal surgeons and one with the best teaching preceptorships around. The course itself was very well organized and I was exposed to a wide variety of vaginal procedures. Content materials were excellent. I was able to bring my staff, which meant that we received all the information to start vaginal rejuvenation procedures immediately. I am very happy to say that this part of my practice continues to grow and that there is a definite pent-up demand for these services. I feel that the hands-on approach of Dr. Alinsod?s program are invaluable. All in all it was a great time and an excellent investment. I will be happy to talk to you about my experiences.

Johan Brahme, MD

Spending time in the operating room with a surgeon as experienced as Red Alinsod was inspiring, and has further improved my technical expertise and range of options available to my patients interested it aesthetic vaginal surgery. Laguna Beach is beautiful , and Red is a very generous and entertaining host!

Wesley Anne Brady, M.D.
Medical Director

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  • Vaginoplasty (vaginal rejuvenation)

  • Perineoplasty (Perineorrhaphy)

  • Labia Minora Plasty (Labial Reduction)

  • Labia Majora Plasty

  • Clitoral Hood Reduction

  • Labiaplasty Revisions

  • Hymenoplasty

  • Laser Resurfacing

  • Incontinence Sling

  • Cystocele Repair (Bladder Repair)

  • Rectocele/Enterocele Repair (Rectal Repair)

  • Vaginal Vault Suspension

  • Uterine Suspension

  • Vaginal Hysterectomy

  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

  • Endometrial Ablation

  • Essure Sterilization

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