I recommend your practice to every woman I know
I wanted to let you know how happy I am with the results of my procedures. I had 5 children all of whom were quite large and while no price is too high to have a fat healthy baby, it did do some damage to my “parts.” I was in my thirties and would leak urine when I laughed or sneezed and there was no way that I could go on my kids trampoline with them. I remember laughing at my Grandma when she would shriek “stop making me laugh, I’ll pee my pants!!” I really did think that happened to women when they were much older.
I had a cystocele done by another doctor first and nothing changed. I then had a rectocele/cystocele done in 2002 and I could finally do jumping jacks and play with my kids on the trampoline. Much to my dismay, last year (2010), I began getting UTI’s over and over. I finally had my GP do an exam and she said she could see my bladder. I was devastated and that’s when I started searching for a doctor who specialized in this particular problem.
I had my surgery in March and I can tell you honestly, I have never been treated better by any doctor anywhere. Your care and patience with my questions are the reason I am taking the time to write this. I was very worried about every little twinge because of the previous failures. Every time I called, you and your staff were kind and courteous and answered all of my questions. Diane always remembers me and what is going on in my life. Maria is an absolutely fabulous nurse and made me feel comfortable even during procedures that could have been embarrassing.
In July, I had to have a hysterectomy because of severe pain that I had for three years. I had been going to another doctor for this and had several ultrasounds and two biopsies. Every time, I was told there was nothing wrong. The pain was so bad that I was taking pain killers from the time I ovulated to my period. When I finally told you, you said you thought I had Adenomyosis. I was scheduled for a laparoscopic hysterectomy. The pathology came back positive for adenomyosis and I have been 100% pain free since the day I got out of the hospital. I only wish I had told you before my first surgery so we could have done it at the same time.
The hospital experience was absolutely wonderful and I was treated like a very important person.
I recommend your practice to every woman I know. I had to drive two hours each way to be treated by you and would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you again
I feel like a nineteen year old
When my bladder crashed at age 81, who would have thought that by age 83 it would be back up where it belonged? Furthermore, the repair was just about discomfort-free. In fact, three days later, I was cooking and playing rummy – thanks to modern medical technology and my warm and wonderful surgeon, Dr. Red Alinsod, and his staff, my new found friends Diane and Maria and Tasha.
Now, I am wonderfully comfortable and feel like a nineteen year old – truly.
Forever grateful patient
I was a patient of Dr. Alinsod’s about two years ago, in 2009. I had a vaginal delivery in November of 2007, which resulted in a tremendous amount of tearing. I had undergone three revision surgeries, all which did not correct the problem. My HMO insurance wanted me to continue seeing the same gynecologists who performed the three revision surgeries. After a year and a half of the birth of my child and still not getting better, I decided to do some research. Thankfully, I found Dr. Alinsod online.
When I first contacted his office, I began speaking with Diane. She was absolutely fantastic and made me feel so comfortable. Dr. Alinsod’s staff has been nothing but sympathetic, helpful, sensitive, and compassionate to me. Dr. Alinsod, as well as his staff, responds to emails and phone messages very promptly, which is wonderful. Dr. Alinsod and his staff are in communication with one another so everyone knows what needs to be done. Dr. Alinsod is highly trained in vaginal surgery and even has doctors from all over the world come to learn from him. Dr. Alinsod was very understanding and offered me a cash patient price, since my HMO wouldn’t help out with costs. Any prescriptions or items that I needed mailed to me was done immediately as well.
Dr. Alinsod is located in Laguna Beach and I live in the San Fernando Valley. It was very convenient that I could see Dr. Alinsod at his Burbank office for my consultation and post surgical follow-up. Dr. Alinsod was able to work around my work schedule for both office appointments and the date of surgery. I only had to drive to Laguna Beach for the surgery.
I trusted Dr. Alinsod and am so happy that I did. He was able to fix my problem, which in turn helped me personally and also my marriage. Even though my surgery was two years ago, Dr. Alinsod will still reply to my updates on email and answer any questions that I have. After surgery with Dr. Alinsod, I had vaginal physical therapy for fourteen months. Dr. Alinsod and my physical therapist were in contact as to how my progress was going.
I will be forever grateful to Dr. Alinsod for helping me so much. I am grateful for finding him, putting my faith in him, and being able to have an intimate relationship with my husband again.
Forever grateful patient, — Andrea
Rapid Relief of My Symptoms
Dear Dr. Alinsod,
Thank you so much for your excellent care and treatment of me last summer and fall. I was under a tremendous strain with work, and selling a family home and dealing with the possessions of my two elderly parents.
I had had 2 ½ years of pelvic pain and had seen many doctors trying to figure out the cause. My grandmother died of ovarian cancer so I was very concerned about my pain and my weight loss. You immediately comforted me and were very thorough when you reviewed my old records.
You were very gentle with your exams and your procedures. No one else had looked at the possibility that I had intersticial cystitis and I was very relieved that you were able to rule that out as the problem. I know that to be a difficult disease to treat and patients have to live with that pain or take a medication that can have unpleasant side effects.
I had very rapid relief of my symptoms with the hormones you prescribed and I certainly will recommend you to friends and family. Thank you so much for your care.
Julie Ralls, M.D.
Recommend to any woman who has pelvic and vaginal problems
It is my pleasure to contribute positive information regarding my surgical experience performed by Dr. Red Alinsod.
I visited my OBGYN for a yearly exam, also addressing my discomfort due to a bladder infection. After the complete exam, it was determined that I had a prolapsed bladder. I was referred to Dr. Alinsod with the highest recommendation as being the best in the country, as well as the doctor who taught doctors how to do all of these wonderful new procedures.
I was terrified. But that went away the moment I had my first consultation with Dr. Alinsod. He was sensitive, very careful to explain the procedures I would need, and gave me all of my options with, and most importantly, the kindness and understanding a woman needs when faced with having this kind of surgery. I had never met a doctor who did this. I must also mention that every member of Dr. Alinsod’s staff was wonderful. This is also important.
After consulting with my family, I scheduled my surgery. Dr. Alinsod was going to reposition my bladder using the newest ‘sling’, also addressing my uterus & rectal conditions, and performing a ‘tightening’ of my vagina. It would be a major surgery, and the downtime was 2-3 months. Dr. Alinsod and his staff held my hand, giving me the confidence and comfort you need to have the procedure, careful instructions on having the most successful, fastest recovery, and made themselves available to me every step of the way.
I healed beautifully, and would recommend to any woman who has pelvic and vaginal problems, to have this surgery…….but make sure you have Dr. Alinsod or one of the doctors he trains do the surgery. In my opinion, this is the most important thing.
My medicare and supplemental insurance covered all but $113 for the bladder, uterine and rectal portions. I paid a very reasonable extra fee to Dr. Alinsod for the cosmetic portion. Why not have everything perfect again! Yes, even at 66 years old, I can look forward to a more pleasurable sexual experience.
I have spoken to many women who are ignorant and ashamed of their problems. I think that today’s surgical procedures for women have to be made more available in articles such as yours so that women can have a happier, healthier life.
Laguna Niguel, California
Since the birth of my 3rd child, I searched for a physician who would help me correct what I was told to be “normal” by numerous obstetricians / gynecologists. I thought I had stress incontinence, and knew I had large, uncomfortable labia, and a stretched vagina. I felt helpless until I met Dr. Alinsod.
It was last year when I discovered Dr. Red Alinsod by searching the Internet. I contacted him via email and to my surprise was contacted the next day, which happened to be on a Saturday. I could not believe the quick response and his sincerity and loyalty to his patients. I immediately knew he was a genuine person and very experienced by our phone conversation. He understood my needs and scheduled a consult. Dr. Alinsod performed a labiaplasty with unbelievable results. I was so impressed. I went back and within two months had a vaginoplasty, rectocele repair, and stress incontinence sling. My quality of life is 110% better.
I travel from North County, San Diego area to Laguna to see Dr. Alinsod. I highly recommend traveling across the states to anyone seeking the highest quality, state-of-the-art treatment. Dr. Alinsod is compassionate and truly takes pride in his profession. He is professional and kind with communication being one of his best qualities. I recommend Dr. Alinsod to all of my family and friends. I truly wish that all physicians practiced medicine in the same manner as Dr. Alinsod. He is simply amazing. — DM