July 4, 2012
Dear Dr. Reed,
i saw a foot note that you do the Colo-rectal Vaginoplasty this is the one i would like to get done could you send me more info to me
July 4, 2012
Good morning Sarah,
Thank you for your interest in what we do. However, I do not do colo-rectal vaginoplasty, nor do I recommend this being done as a primary procedure. This is a last resort backup operation in my opinion. The negatives are first a typical red glow in the vaginal area (rectal mucosa is even redder than the inside of your mouth) and invariably prompts the question, in an intimate situation “what’s that.” I call this the red stoplight sign.
Second, you will need an abdominal incision. Is that pretty?
Third, the complications are stenosis or tightening at the junction of the rectum and perineal skin, in addition to the usual complications of bowel surgery, which are not frequent but can occur.
Fourth, there is some malodor in the perineal area, as colonic mucus doesn’t smell sweet.
Lastly, the myth that colonic vaginas have lots of lubrication. Not so. If this were true, doctors would not put some jelly on their glove every time they did a rectal exam. A natal vagina produces fluid on arousal which is a transudate of serum and is very slippery. Trans vaginas do not have that ability. For sure, colons do not produce excessive mucus on arousal.
Harold M. Reed
1111 Kane Concourse, Suite # 311
Bay Harbor Islands, Florida 33154