Anchorage:  907-279-2229
Wasilla:  907-357-9930


Gynecological Services & ThermiVa for Anchorage, AK

Whether you need a gynecological exam or are looking for a doctor to direct you to a stronger, healthier you, Caring For Women can help. We enjoy working with our current patients, will gladly work with your referring doctor, and are always looking forward to meeting new patients. Give us a call at 907-279-2229 today to see how we can meet your everyday women’s health care needs.


Surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecological conditions, especially when medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms. Such conditions include: cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, menorrhagia and excessive bleeding. Let us provide you with a proper gynecological exam to diagnose what your condition may be.
Doctor showing the results to a patient in Anchorage

Da Vinci surgery

Using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, traditional open gynecologic surgery has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecological procedures. These procedures can result in significant trauma, pain and a long recovery process that threatens nearby organs and nerves. This is often times a source of anxiety for women undergoing surgery, as pain tends to continue for months to come.

Fortunately for you, less invasive options are available. There are gynecological approaches which enable surgeons to access target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an incision externally.
The da Vinci ® Surgical system, utilizing robot assisted surgery procedures may be the most effective and least invasive treatment option for complex hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures.

Working through tiny 1-2 cm incisions, the da Vinci ® System operates with greater precision and control, minimizing pain and risk while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery with positive clinical outcomes. 

ThermiSmooth Face

before and after thermismooth
Non-invasive Dermal Remodeling 


ThermiSmooth™ is performed using a specially designed thermistor regulated hand piece, which is supplied with the ThermiRF™ system. ThermiSmooth delivers precise heating to the skin’s surface. ThermiSmooth treatments are gentle and patients often say it feels like receiving a warm massage.

ThermiSmooth™ Science

Clinical studies show that the collagen in skin will shrink when heated to a sustained temperatures in excess of 40°C. Further, it has been shown that when the skin is heated to this level, an inflammatory process is engaged which can stimulate fibroblasts to produce new collagen over a period of time. Therefore, the challenge is to deliver precise amounts of heat, without risking overheating the tissues and causing patient discomfort. 50mHz ultrasound done before treatment and after the second treatment (day of the 3rd Tx). Note the increase skin thickness and improved skin quality (increased blue/green echoes).

How ThermiSmooth™ Works

After applying a small amount of coupling gel, the ThermiSmooth™ hand piece is applied to the skin’s surface. The ThermiRF™ system is set to a specific target temperature (i.e.., 42°C - 45°C). The hand piece is gently moved in a sweeping or circular fashion while gradually heating up the skin surface. As the skin’s temperature rises to the targeted temperature, the ThermiRF computer automatically adjusts the energy output to ensure precision of heating. A small zone is treated for about 5 minutes to achieve the goal of sustained heating to the target tissues. Treatments are repeated several times to achieve the desired cosmetic result.

Precise and Safe:
• Gentle therapy
• Non-invasive procedure
• No downtime
• Series of 3-6 treatments


Excessive stretching of the vaginal muscles is a common occurrences after vaginal birth or due to aging. Damage can diminish sensation during sexual activity, reduce satisfaction and change the relationship between partners. Laxity of the skin is caused by numerous factors; and no area is immune to this natural decline.

ThermiVa treatments use radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue to rejuvenate collagen, without discomfort or downtime. A recent study documented multiple benefits for patients who complained about vaginal laxity and other issues associated with vulvovaginal youthfulness and well-being.
A Few Questions for you...

1. How would you rate your level of sexual desire?
2. Has your relationship with your partner been adversely affected due to childbirth or the natural aging process?
3. How would you rate your sexual satisfaction during intercourse?
4. How confident are you about becoming aroused during sexual activity?
5. Do you experience discomfort during intercourse due to dryness?
6. Do you frequently experience urinary leaking or urgency?
7. How would you rate your vaginal tightness?

Available exclusively at our Anchorage office with Dr. Donna Chester and NP Dolly Lefever. Call today for your consultation to see if ThermiVa would be a good fit for your health care needs!
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