The Vulva Diaries
In today's episode Dr. Selk interviews Dr. Jacob Bornstein, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Israel, past president of the ISSVD and chair of the terminology committee, with extensive publications in vulvar disease. Today we are covering vestibulectomies -- what a vestibulectomy is, the history behind it's development, indications, it's success rate in treating vulvodynia, and at what point to offer vestibulectomy. Other topics discussed include complications associated with vestibulectomy and the rate at which they occur, answers to questions commonly asked by patients (what will it look like? and will it prevent vaginal delivery?), how long to follow patients post-operatively, which patient populations are less likely to be cured, extensive versus minimal surgical techniques, and post-operative recovery.