VAGINAL COSMETIC SURGERY
Michael Goodman, M.D.
Caring for Women - A Specialty Women's
Phone: (530) 753-2787
Michael Goodman, MD has practiced Gynecology, Pelvic Support and Vagino-Vulvar Aesthetic Surgery, Perimenopausal Medicine, Health Enhancement, Sexology and Bone Densiometry in Davis, CA, since 2000. Prior to that, after training at Stanford University, he was in private practice on the Mendocino Coast and worked as a consultant and Hospitalist in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley. One of the early pioneers in the field of Advanced Operative Laparoscopy, he has presented numerous times at medical meetings, authored papers, and taught the subject at seminars in the 1980s and 1990s.
Dr. Goodman conducts research as well. He has published >10 peer-reviewed papers including recent cutting-edge work on Female Genital Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery, and outcomes. Click here for Dr. Goodman in the news...
Dr. Goodman is an experienced pelvic and labial surgeon and is Board Certified in Gynecology, an elected member of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons and is accredited as an Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon by the Accreditation Council on Gynecologic Endoscopy. He is a trained and Accredited Clinical Bone Densiometrist and is the only Certified Menopausal Practitioner and Clinician in his area of Northern California. He is an independent, not beholden to insurance companies or health plans -- his only clients are his patients.
Fees are fair and "client-friendly" and average 25-50% lower than other surgical facilities. All procedures are performed by Dr. Goodman personally, not by hired staff or physicians-in-training.
Thirty-five years of experience, "seen everything," enjoys working with women, listening to problems, and helping devise solutions.
Kalamazoo College B.A. Degree 1964; Kalamazoo, Michigan
BOARD CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATIONS:
Our office can assist you in arranging a low interest payment plan through CareCredit. We also accept cash, cashiers checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).
ALL FEES ARE APPROXIMATE AS DR. GOODMAN DOES NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WILL NEED TO BE DONE UNTIL HE SEES THE PATIENT. ALSO, ANESTHESIA AND FACILITY FEES ARE BASED ON AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT IN OPERATING ROOM, SURGERY MAY RUN LONGER OR SHORTER THAN EXPECTED.
CASH/CHECK DISCOUNT 3%
Detailed primary consultation fee of $200 will be deducted from surgical fees if you proceed. A brief telephone consult may be arranged free of charge; however a more in-depth personalized consult with careful review of your anatomy is necessary prior to scheduling surgery. This may be done in-person, or via online ‘virtual consult,’ with review of your high-quality digital photographs. A deposit of $500 is required to schedule surgery. Please contact our office for more information (530) 753-2787.
Dr. Goodman performs 95% of his procedures (labiaplasty/hood; perineoplasty/vaginoplasty; Laser work) at his in-office surgical suite in Davis, CA. Procedures are performed under local anesthesia with mild anti-anxiety medication sedation. There is no unpleasant "wake-up" from general anesthesia, not the extra hours and thousands of dollars additional associated with an in-hospital or surgicenter procedure. Dr Goodman is able to do this via the use of state-of-the-art surgical instruments and retractor systems.
Dr. Goodman requests a personal consult for at least the first visit. Thereafter, consults may be conducted by telephone. Easy access Sacramento International Airport is 25 min from the office and is served by most major carriers, including Southwest. Patients may commute for the day; the office staff will arrange discounted overnight accommodations if desired.
I am approaching my 30th birthday and had been contemplating doing this procedure for the last year or two. I have one child who is almost 11 years old and my husband and I decided that our family is complete. Due to how personal this type of procedure is in nature, I was very diligent with researching who would be my specialist. I am so grateful to have selected Dr. Goodman and his team. I flew out of state to see him specifically for his expertise and incredible knowledge and bedside manner. The entire experience from the moment I picked up the phone to schedule a consultation was wonderful. Dr. Goodman took the time to make me feel comfortable every step of the way. I’m thrilled with how the procedure went, the healing time and post-op. Any questions or concerns I had along the way were answered with great care and compassion. I highly recommend anyone who is even considering this type of procedure to choose Dr. Goodman and his team. I’m lucky to have found him and would travel any distance to be in his care. Thank you, Dr. Goodman, for everything!
Dear Dr. Goodman,
Getting my labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction was the most meaningful treatment I have ever done just for me! I have stopped stressing about my large labia and have enjoyed the sensations of intimacy again. The staff was very knowledgeable and sincere and took the time to answer my questions and concerns. Dr. Goodman took the time to listen to my concerns and helped me decide on just the right procedure, giving me back my interest and security to enjoy my sensual side once again. I will always refer him for his surgical skill, his integrity, honesty and his sincerity!
After I had my last child, I noticed that intercourse just didn’t “feel” the same… I wasn’t able to grip my partner the way I used to. I didn’t have any complaints from my partner, but I know my body. So I finally had the courage to have a consultation with Dr. Goodman, and I must say I am so elated and relieved that I had the procedure done. All of my insecurities with my womanhood flew out the window.
I wish that I knew about this [genital plastic surgery] years ago! I was dissatisfied with how I felt and looked for years. I am so much happier now. I had no idea a procedure even existed to help… Even though no one sees [the results of surgery], it makes me feel better as a woman. I did it for myself, not my husband… For me, not anyone else. I felt under no pressure… I can accept someone saying ‘I don’t understand why.’ It’s OK to not agree, but not [to say], ‘You shouldn’t do this.’ It’s my body—I can do what I want, and unless the person has walked in my shoes they have absolutely no right to make a pronouncement on what I should or should not do…
It will be two years since my surgery come March, and I just want you to know having my surgery was the best thing I have done for myself.
It has been about two months since I had my labiaplasty surgery. Going to Dr. Goodman for this procedure was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I feel a freedom that wasn’t accessible to me before the surgery. I can go in the locker room and change and shower without trying to hide myself from other people. While it is true that all women are normal and every size labia is a normal size labia, the only women I have seen walking around naked and changing like it is no problem are the women whose labia aren’t so exposed and in your face.
I had my labia minora surgery on June 13, 2011. I’m writing this not to show how much I appreciate Dr. Goodman’s work (although I definitely do), but in the hopes of reaching out to women who may be debating whether they should have this procedure.
Of course sex has always been a painful experience, due to my enlarged lips rubbing on condoms as though they were clinging onto the penis for dear life. And I would agree that large lips are rather un- appealing, and have the tendency of making many girls insecure. But lets be honest, do men really care about the appearance of a vagina? Most definitely not, as cynical as this may sound, but men donut care what it looks like as long as they're getting the opportunity to be in it! The fact is, guys will hate your vagina if it is discouraging their chances of sex. Therefore on that note, if your vagina is causing pain or the desire to not be intimate, what are you waiting forget it fixed.
Getting back to the true reasoning for writing this, is for the women with a little doubt about the surgery. It has been day six, since my operation and I couldn't be more grateful. Though Dr. Goodman lectured me a hundred times on taking it slow, I was in fact walking around that day. I used vicodin the second day, and that was the last day I used it. I could not believe how good I felt. My parents were constantly yelling at me to lay down because I forgot I even had surgery. I honestly believe that the reason it did not hurt so bad (beside the fact Dr.Goodman knows what heirs doing!) but because I had dealt with so much vagina pain throughout all these years, this was nothing!
Yesterday was my firstly back to school, where I am on Bart for an hour, then walk up five flights of stairs to my first class. By the time I reached that last step I paused and couldn't help but smile. I had just walked up over 50 steps without that familiar pain I had grown to bear. I couldn't help but wonder why did I wait so long to get this done!
An aside for women researching this surgery, it is
all about the doctor! My friend had gotten this surgery done in Lodi
for only $800.00; I couldn't believe the price, but when she called
me the next day stating IHS is the worst pain in my entire life the
price seemed to be justified. She regretted it because of the horrible
pain ( this coming from a 32 year old women who wad a physical trainer
and had 3 children and a boob job)! Don't let other blows discourage
you, it really depends on the doctor!
I had labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation in May of 2008. Before surgery, my vagina felt very loose and there was extra skin (labia) that rubbed and chaffed making me feel older than my 51 years. My husband and also Dr. Goodman assured me that I was normal and my husband said he had never noticed anything that annoyed or bothered him. I decided to go ahead with the surgery and have never been happier.
I have not spent a lot of my time looking "down there," but the visual difference is not even the best part. I feel much more snug. My husband is extremely happy too. He has mentioned many times that there is a positive difference in appearance and fit.
Dr. Goodman, I love you, my husband loves you, and my hoo-hoo loves you! Please feel free to use my name and give my information for a reference.
"I had originally planned to have 3 consultations regarding vaginoplasty surgery to gain perspective on the procedure from 3 different physicians. My first consultation was with a plastic surgeon and frankly, I didn't feel this person was knowledgeable OR experienced on this type of surgery and I felt very apprehensive about even continuing to investigate having this done. My second appointment was with Dr. Goodman and my experience was a complete 180 from the previous consultation.
I had stumbled upon Dr. Goodman's website and was quite impressed with the extensive background and experience he had doing this type of surgery. His website was informative and educational as well. There was a certain comfort knowing that Dr. Goodman was an OB/GYN AND specialized in women's issues. It just all made sense. The consultation was extremely thorough. Dr. Goodman presents his expertise in a clear and caring manner and offers recommendations for YOUR body's needs. You don't feel you've been pushed to choose from a "menu" of procedures. My husband and I left the consultation feeling we could make an informed decision about the procedures I wanted. Needless to say, I didn't even choose to have the 3rd physician consultation because I felt confident with Dr. Goodman.
My surgery was performed in January of 2008. I chose to have vaginoplasty, labiaplasty and the Sur-X procedure for incontinence. I lead an extremely physical and active lifestyle and I couldn't be happier with my choices and the outcome. My results are far beyond the expectations I had.
Dr. Goodman's office staff is caring, competent and professional. From my very first e-mail communication inquiring about services to setting up appointments to asking a plethora of questions about my procedures to assistance with post-op inquiries and billing---the staff is prompt, courteous and attentive. I always knew there was no such thing as a "stupid question" and someone was always there to help me when needed.
Anyone considering using Dr. Goodman for women's healthcare issues will be more than pleased with their decision. I know that I will look to Dr. Goodman for any health issues I might have in the future. I thank Dr. Goodman and his staff for everything!"
Deidre M. (view her before and after photos below)
Dr. Goodman's office in Davis, California is easily accessed
(5 minutes from I-80), small, unassuming and friendly and efficient.
It is 25 minutes from easy-access Sacramento International Airport.
Sample travel distances are
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The Midlife Bible – A Woman's Survival Guide
Originally published in 2004 and newly updated for 2007, this very useful and eminently readable edition comes from the insight and knowledge of a communicator with 35 years experience in the practice in obstetrics, gynecology and perimenopausal medicine. It comes from the author’s working relationship with “Western Medicine” and alternative approaches and a deep respect for the individual’s intelligence, autonomy, and right to fashion her own therapy.
“The Midlife Bible” is filled with positive energy and helpful solutions for everyone. There are no “rights or wrongs” in this easily readable little text; only the pragmatic philosophy that there is a solution – a “correct fit” for everyone.
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It will enable him to “survive the storm” and offer him a safe harbor, so that he can better help you, know what not to do and when to back off and give you space.
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