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Medical Services

Sexual Disorders

Sexual disorders are treated through Summas Department of Psychiatry. The Center for Sexual Health provides individual, couple, and group treatment to assist patients in achieving optimal sexual health. The Center specializes in the treatment of male and female sexual dysfunction, reproductive psychology, sexual addiction, and couple's counseling. Comprised of a multi-disciplinary team, the Center is able to address medical as well as psychogenic problems.

For an evaluation, please call (330) 379-5005.

Gynecological Health and Prevention / Treatment

Most women believe that vulvar itching, burning, and vaginal discharge can only mean one thing: a yeast infection. But in fact, more than two dozen diseases can cause the symptoms of genital itching, burning, irritation, rawness, throbbing, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and pain during sex.

Most physicians or nurse practitioners who provide routine gynecologic care have not received adequate training in the diseases of the vulva. In fact, a recent editorial in theJournal of Obstetrics and Gynecologycalled the vulva the forgotten pelvic organ. In addition, most health care providers have insufficient training in the diagnosis and treatment of sexualproblems, including pain during sex and decreased libido.

Lara Burrows, M.D. specializes in the treatment of vulvodynia, sexual pain disorders, dermatologic diseases of the vulva, recurrent vulvovaginal infections, and female sexual dysfunction. These diseases include:

  1. Vulvodynia
  2. Vulvar Vestibulitis (also know as vestibulodynia)
  3. Lichen Sclerosus
  4. Lichen Planus
  5. Lichen Simplex Chronicus
  6. Interstitial Cystitis
  7. Chronic candidiasis (yeast infections)
  8. Bacterial Vaginosis
  9. Desquamative Inflammatory Vaginitis (DIV)
  10. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (also know as Vaginismus or levator ani syndrome)
  11. Human Papiloma virus infection (HPV)
  12. VIN
  13. Herpes and post-herpetic neuralgia,
  14. Pudendal neuralgia
  15. Endometriosis
  16. Persistent Sexual Arousal Disorder
  17. Clitoral pain
  18. Decreased libido (diminished sex drive)
  19. Decreased arousal or decreased orgasm
  20. Chronic pelvic pain
  21. Plasma Cell Vulvitis
  22. Aphthous Ulcers/ Behcet's Disease
  23. Pruritis Vulvae (vulvar itching)
  24. Vulvar Granuloma Fisuratum (recurrent tearing of the vulva)

Dr. Burrows does not offer obstetrical care. Upon request, a detailed report of your diagnosis and treatment plan will be shared with your regular physician.

The Center for Vaginal and Vulvar Health is located on theSumma Akron City Hospital Campus at 75 Arch Street, Suite 101. For more information, call (330) 762-0954.

Counseling at the Center for Sexual Health

  • Dyspareunia
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Extramarital Affairs
  • Fetishism
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Porn Addiction
  • LGBT
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Orgasm Problems
  • Orientation Conflict
  • Paraphilia
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexual Pain
  • Sexuality and Aging
  • Sexuality and Chronic Illness
  • Sexuality and Disability
  • Transgender/Transsexualism
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvadynia
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