obgyn services  Santa Barbara, CA
Here at Rashti Women's Care, we are proud to offer a full spectrum of obstetric and gynecological services to our patients to treat a variety of conditions. Our highly trained professionals have years of experience in diagnosing and treating these conditions, and we are happy to help find a solution to best suit your individual needs.

We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. Some of our services include:

Pregnancy services  Santa Barbara, CA

Pregnancy

Regardless of where you are in your pregnancy or your journey to conceive, our team here at Rashti Women's Care is here to provide the support and care you need each step of the way.

From preconception counseling and prenatal care to pregnancy management and preparation for childbirth, we offer expert advice and medical care to our patients. In fact, we are proud to be strong advocates for women that desire vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) in Santa Barbara, CA !

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Vaginal Rejuvenation  Santa Barbara, CA

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Women who are uncomfortable about the appearance, feel, or function of their vagina should seek vaginal revitalization treatments. Vaginal revitalization treatments may be for you if you experience:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Pain during sex
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Endure excess labial tissue that may interfere with the fit of clothing, sexual sensation, or physical activity
What is vaginal rejuvenation?

Vaginal rejuvenation refers to the restoration of elasticity to the vagina and surrounding tissue through laser therapy. The treatment is quick and painless and can not only improve vaginal elasticity, but reduce discomfort with sexual intercourse, increase lubrication within the vagina, and decrease stress urinary incontinence.

Am I a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation?

Most women who have never had any complicated gynecologic or urogynecologic surgeries will be candidates for vaginal rejuvenation treatment. We will discuss your patient and surgical history with you during your consultation to help determine if this treatment is a good fit for you.

Your doctor will work with you to customize a treatment plan that will help you to regain your confidence both in and out of the bedroom with several options. After a consultation and examination, we will be able to recommend the best form of treatment depending on your condition and goals.

MonaLisa Touch®
MonaLisa Touch® is a form of laser therapy that stimulates blood circulation and the production of collagen to restore your vaginal tissue. After a series of treatments, you will experience an improvement in vaginal strength, resiliency, and sensation.

It is a quick and painless treatment with no scheduled downtime. However, you should avoid sexual intercourse and the use of tampons for several days while you recover.

Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty can be a great option if you have excess labial tissue that may make you feel self-conscious about your body.

There are several techniques that your doctor may use during this procedure to alter the size and shape of your labia. The trim technique involves trimming away the excess tissue and then stitching up the area. The wedge technique means a piece of the labia in the shape of a pie piece or wedge will be removed before the area is stitched together.

Following the procedure, you will need a week of downtime and rest. We recommend elevating your hips and using ice to help keep swelling to a minimum. Minor swelling may linger for up to six months as the body fully heals. Sexual intercourse and the use of tampons should be avoided for six weeks following the procedure.

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Birth Control  Santa Barbara, CA

Birth Control

For women who are sexually active but do not wish to become pregnant, there are several birth control options, or contraceptives, available that are safe and effective. We will work with you to find a form of birth control that is right for you and your lifestyle.

Types
As mentioned above there are various kinds of birth control:

  • Barrier
    These methods of birth control include male and female condoms as well as diaphragms, or cups, that work to prevent sperm from entering the uterus.
  • Hormonal
    Hormonal birth controls may come in the form of pills, patches, shots, or implants. These methods alter your hormone production to either prevent your body from releasing eggs or to thicken cervical mucus so that fertilization does not occur.
  • Procedural
    These birth control methods involve undergoing minor procedures to prevent pregnancy. An IUD, or intrauterine contraception device, is a device placed within the uterus and works to decrease ovulation, thicken cervical mucus, or block sperm from entering the uterus.
    Another form of procedural birth control is tubal ligation. This form is permanent as the Fallopian tubes are cut, clamped, or burned off. This prevents eggs from traveling to the uterus or sperm from reaching the eggs.

Effectiveness
Abstinence, or refraining from sexual intercourse, is the only means of birth control that is proven to prevent pregnancy 100%. However, many of the birth control options listed above have excellent rates with less than 1% of women becoming pregnant when using birth control correctly.

Risks and Benefits
Every contraceptive has its own risk and benefits. It is important that you make this decision together with your doctor so that you are aware of all your options and choose the one that is right for you.

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Women's Health  Santa Barbara, CA

Women’s Health

At Rashti Women's Care, we provide comprehensive women’s health services while making you feel at ease and comfortable with your body and any health concerns you may have.

What is women’s health?
Women’s health treats conditions that mainly affect women. These conditions could be related to the female sex hormones, female reproductive organs, and conditions that primarily affect women.

Some of the conditions we cover as part of women’s health include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic organ prolapses (POP)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PIDS)
  • Menstrual symptom management
  • Menopause symptom management

What is a well-woman exam?
A well-woman exam is an annual examination that ensures you are healthy with a particular focus on your sexual and reproductive health. It is also an opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you have such as contraceptives, testing for STDs and STIs, or symptoms that may indicate a hormonal imbalance or a greater women’s health condition.

During your well-woman exam, we may also do preventive screenings for cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer to ensure optimal health and wellbeing. We will check for any underlying causes of your symptoms or concerns and prescribe effective treatment options that fit your lifestyle and needs.

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Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty can be a great option if you have excess labial tissue that may make you feel self-conscious about your body.

There are several techniques that your doctor may use during this procedure to alter the size and shape of your labia. The trim technique involves trimming away the excess tissue and then stitching up the area. The wedge technique means a piece of the labia in the shape of a pie piece or wedge will be removed before the area is stitched together.

Following the procedure, you will need a week of downtime and rest. We recommend elevating your hips and using ice to help keep swelling to a minimum. Minor swelling may linger for up to six months as the body fully heals. Sexual intercourse and the use of tampons should be avoided for six weeks following the procedure.

To learn more about our vaginal revitalization options, contact our office at (805) 682-7109.

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic floor therapy is a type of physical therapy that involves exercises that encourage relaxation and strengthening of the muscles in the lower pelvis. The pelvic floor is a bowl-shaped muscle responsible for supporting the bladder, bowels, rectum, and uterus. Some individuals experience pain due to an overly tight pelvic floor muscle – a condition called myofascial pain, or pain caused by muscle irritation. It is important to note that pelvic pain is never normal, regardless of what stage of life you are in.

If you have questions about pelvic floor therapy or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Rashti Women's Care today at (805) 682-7109.

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Family Planning

Whether you’re planning on starting a family or are looking into preventive contraceptive options, you need a gynecological team experienced in the intricacies of family planning to offer you guidance and support. The welcoming team at Rashti Women’s Care in Santa Barbara, California, led by Pedram Rashti, MD, has years of experience helping women take control over their reproductive health. Call today or make an appointment through this website to discuss your options.

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Prenatal Care

The most important part of pregnancy is keeping you and your baby (or babies) healthy and safe. Prenatal care is an excellent way to take proactive, preventive steps to ensure your pregnancy goes as smoothly as possible. Pedram Rashti, MD, and the team at Rashti Women’s Care provide prenatal care to moms-to-be in Santa Barbara, California, and the local area. Find out more about the services they offer and how they can be there for you. Call the office today and make an appointment, or book through this website.

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Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a rare skin condition that affects the genital and anal areas. The symptoms can be painful and uncomfortable, so finding a provider who understands the disease and knows how to treat it is vital if you’re to get back to feeling yourself. At Rashti Women’s Care, in Santa Barbara, California, gynecologist Pedram Rashti, MD, and his experienced team have extensive training and experience treating and managing LS. Don’t put off seeking care. Call today or book an appointment through this website.

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Menopause

At Rashti Women's Care, we are proud to help our patients who are going through menopause.

Most women experience menopause naturally after the age of 45, though symptoms can begin earlier. During this time, women typically stop having a monthly period as the ovaries stop producing progesterone and estrogen.

Common symptoms women experience during menopause include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, hair loss on the head and growth on the face, and difficulty focusing.

We know that these changes to the body can be difficult to navigate, and we are here for our patients who are learning to cope with menopausal symptoms. We take patient health and wellbeing very seriously, and we will carefully consider your medical and family history before recommending treatment for your symptoms. Be sure to let your doctor know if you are at an increased risk for osteoporosis, breast cancer, or heart disease, as these are important considerations when creating a treatment plan.

If you are experiencing symptoms associated with menopause, contact us today at (805) 682-7109. We would love to help you!

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Pelvic Prolapse

Around half of all women have some degree of pelvic organ prolapse, at some point. And for 12% of all American women, prolapse is so severe that they seek surgical treatment. If you think you may have had a prolapse, or are worried about it in the future, call Rashti Women’s Care in Santa Barbara, California. The experienced team diagnose and treat pelvic organ prolapse cases and can help set your mind at ease or begin treatment if you need it. Call today or schedule an appointment through the online booking portal.

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3D < 4D Ultrasound services  Santa Barbara, CA

3D and 4D Ultrasound

Are you expecting a baby and want to get a sneak peek at your little one? Seeing your baby is such a thrilling experience, and with today’s modern technology, you can see your bundle of joy clearer than ever with our 3D/4D ultrasound machine.

Our team here at Rashti Women's Care is here to provide ultrasound services to you along with the option to learn your baby’s gender at an earlier time than what is typically possible with a 2D ultrasound.

Take home a precious keepsake of your baby in utero and create a lifelong memory of those first moments seeing your baby.

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