Frequently Asked Questions

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General FAQs

What should I bring to my appointment?

Your insurance card and photo identification card. Due to rampant identity theft in Idaho and for your protection, you will not be seen without photo identification.

– Copayment/payment for your visit. Your insurance may require us to collect a copay at the time of your visit. You may be rescheduled if payment is not arranged prior to your appointment.

– Physician referral forms, if required by insurance.

– List of current prescription and any over-the-counter medications you are taking, including how much (dose), and how often (frequency) you take them.

– Any recent imaging studies (x-rays, CT, ultrasounds, bone scans, etc.) in film or electronic (CD, DVD, DICOM, JPG, etc.) format. To avoid any delays in your treatment, it is imperative that YOU bring these imaging studies to your office visit.

– Any recent lab/blood/urine test results.

When should I call for a refill of my prescription?

Please call your pharmacy before your prescription runs out. They will fax us a request and we will return their request within 48 hours.


Do I need to fast?

Please do not fast for the following procedures:

  • PSA blood draw.
  • Prostate Needle Biopsy.
  • Cystoscopy.
  • Vasectomy.

Vasectomy FAQs

How permanent is a vasectomy?

The procedure causes permanent sterilization and vasectomy reversal has a 50-60% success rate.

Do you provide general anesthetic?

No, but we do offer Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), which is extremely effective in relieving anxiety and providing analgesia.

Will I feel pain during the procedure?

This is unlikely, since local anesthetic is administered to the skin at the beginning of the procedure.

Once the procedure is done, I’m sterile, right?

No. Vasectomy is not effective until the sperm in the vas deferens is beyond the place where it was cut have emptied out. This takes about six weeks in most patients. Another form of birth control must be used until a zero sperm count is confirmed on analysis of ejaculate.


Will I have a change in my sexual function?
There is no change to sexual function, including erection and orgasm.
What about my sex drive?

There is no change to testosterone level or sex drive.

Will I be able to urinate the same?
There is no change in the patient’s ability to pee (urinate).
When can I return to normal activity?

Most patients return to normal activity within 7 days.

When can I return to work?
Most patients who don’t occupationally perform heavy lifting return to work in 1-2 days.

MonaLisa Touch® FAQs

Who is the MonaLisa Touch® for?

Post-menopausal women experiencing painful symptoms of menopause and challenges with intimacy.

Any female that has undergone chemically or surgically induced menopause.

Breast cancer survivors seeking non-hormonal therapy.

The Monalisa Touch also helps with the effects after child-birth.

What should I expect with the procedure?

The in-office procedure is virtually painless, and typically lasts about 5 minutes.

How many treatments are needed?

Patients receive three 5 minute in-office treatments that are spaced six weeks apart.


When will I see results?

Many MonaLisa Touch patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three.


What are the side effects?

There are virtually no side effects or discomfort with this treatment.

What happens after treatment?

Patients can return to normal activities after the treatment, but should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.

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