The specialists here serve women of all ages who are experiencing problems of the outer genital area and/or vagina, and can recommend a variety of therapies to cure or relieve your symptoms. The majority of our patients have experienced symptoms for months or years and have tried various treatments without success.

Symptoms of vulvar and vaginal conditions may include:

  • Pain with intercourse
  • Persistent itching of the vagina or vulva
  • Recurrent vaginal discharge
  • Burning or pain of the vagina or vulva

SLUCare's Clinical Expertise

The Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders Specialty Center is staffed with experts from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine's department of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health. These physicians have additional training and experience in the evaluation and treatment diseases affecting the vagina or vulva, including:

  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Recurrent bacterial vaginosis infections
  • Recurrent yeast infections
  • Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia
  • Vestibulodynia
  • Vulvodynia

SLUCare Vulvar and Vaginal Specialists

Susan Hoffstetter, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, FAANP
Mitul Shah, M.D.
Cherie LeFevre, MD

Visiting the SLUCare Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders Specialty Center

The Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders Specialty Center staff will take your complete medical history, review your symptoms and discuss treatments you have tried in the past for problems with your vagina or vulva. We will perform an examination and necessary testing. You will then be counseled on guidelines to improve your vulvar and vaginal health.

Our experts recognize the emotional and psychological effects of problems involving the vagina and vulva, and utilize a holistic approach in the care of women. Our treatment options vary from the use of medications and surgery to physical therapy, biofeedback and psychotherapy.

SLUCare Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders Specialty Center Location

Women's Health Pavilion at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis
1031 Bellevue Ave., Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63117

St. Luke's Hospital
224 South Woods Mill Road, Suite 665 South
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(314) 977-7455