Surgery is never undertaken lightly. We take a conservative approach, working to maintain female organs and avoid surgical interventions when possible. Nevertheless, there are times when surgery is necessary to maintain a good quality of life, and even to maintain life itself. When surgery is needed, it is performed by Dr. Felice Gersh, one of the premiere gynecological surgeons in Orange County. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Gynecology at USC/Keck School of Medicine, she teaches residents and interns on how to perform surgery. She is skilled in the most sophisticated procedures, including advanced hysteroscopic, laparoscopic, and vaginal techniques. Unlike many gynecologists, Dr. Gersh is an expert vaginal surgeon, a skill few gynecologists possess.
Dr. Gersh is also very outspoken on the topic of cosmetic vaginal and vulvar surgery. Dr. Gersh is expert at performing vaginal and vulvar reconstructive surgeries, and performs the newest techniques for labioplasties and vaginal tightening. Nevertheless, she feels many of these surgeries are being done on women who have no defects, who simply need reassurance that they possess normal anatomy. Although vaginal repairs can be appropriate, many are performed without valid indication, done poorly, and have unsatisfactory results. If you are contemplating such surgery, we recommend a second opinion from Dr. Gersh.