David L. Gandell, MD, FACOG
Dr. David L. Gandell completed his undergraduate education at Northwestern University and received his medical degree from Rush Medical College. His residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology was served at Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester's associated hospitals. Dr. Gandell is a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist, and is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He also holds the position of Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester. In addition to continuing to enjoy delivering babies, Dr. Gandell, a co-founder of the Parallel support group for pregnancy loss, has special interests in sexuality concerns, menopause, family planning and contraception, infertility treatment, management of abnormal periods, sexually transmitted diseases, testosterone implants, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Gandell is in private practice at Rochester Gynecologic and Obstetric Associates, P.C. in Rochester, NY.
Dr. Gandell offers an innovative therapy for vulvovaginal atrophy/atrophic vaginitis/ painful sex after menopause. The MonaLisa Touch Laser treatment uses a fractionated laser that regenerates the vaginal wall without hormones, giving long-term results with no risk, side-effects, or pain. In the vagina, this treatment stimulates the tissues to regenerate, thicken, re-vascularize, and secrete glycogen, with restoration of the normal microbial milieu (microbiome) and lubrication, and reversal of menopausal changes that have occurred. This is a fantastic option for women who cannot or should not use estrogen (for example, women with a history of breast or uterine cancer or clotting disorders) or women for whom estrogen has not worked in the past for these problems. On the vulva, it reverses external tissue thinning that can cause discomfort, as well as external changes from a skin condition known as lichen sclerosis that causes itching, burning, and discomfort even in younger women.