Received February 2012

Dear Dr. Herzog,

In only a couple of months (October) it’ll be a year since I had my surgery.    I took a little extra time to heal and if you recall, I was a bit of a negative nelly in the healing process.  But almost a year later —— it’s almost as if I never even had a problem that required surgery!    My husband and I are once again enjoying AMAZING sex and most times, I don’t even need over the heavy duty over-the-counter lubes but rather —- just a little dab of olive oil and it’s game on!  🙂      I will never ever be able to thank you enough for giving this part of my life back to me ….. and to my husband!

Thanks again,


Received January 2012

Dear Dr. Herzog,

Just a few words of praise and thanks to both you and your staff.

The LAVA Procedure performed by you was a complete success.  The results were spectacular and your surgical skill was quite evident and unparalleled. Our lovemaking is frequent and intense and totally pain free.  The actual procedure was quick and painless and the period of recuperation was minimal and virtually pain free. Once again, thank you for your excellent care and understanding and for giving us a new lease on life.




January 2012

Fantastic news  — sex is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G again !!!   The stretching sensation I was feeling has diminished, insertion now involves no pain and if anything is just a slight pressure AND —– last night we decided to try it without using the dilator beforehand and  we were absolutely successful!   Each and every time we have sex, it continues to get better!    YAY!   Thank you SO MUCH for giving this part of our marriage back to my husband and I !   

I have to come clean — initially, with the amount of pain that I felt when first using the largest dilator after the 6 week healing period, I was a bit of a Negative Nelly and thinking I would be your first non-successful surgery!   But I was wrong and you are a genius with this procedure!!   Thank you, again!

Have a great day!



January 2012

Dear Dr. Herzog,

I wanted to place another testimonial on your testimonial page, but didn’t know how to do it.

I don’t know if you remember me, but you did the LAVA surgery on me about 2 years ago.  I had a very difficult time recovering, as I am a slow healer.

You were patient and caring, and wanted to do anything to help in my recovery.

I am pleased to let you know, that while it took a little longer than usual for me to heal, the procedure was a success.  I have NO pain during intercourse, and have started to enjoy sex with my husband again.

I am a breast cancer survivor, and couldn’t take hormone replacement therapy.  I was thrust into chemically induced menopause by the age of 40.  I am now 49 and have never had a better sex life.

I just wanted to update you to let you know.

Thanks for everything.




Dear Dr. Herzog,

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for making me feel normal again and saving my sexual life!

My husband and I have always enjoyed an active sex life. But when I hit menopause intercourse had become so painful I couldn’t bear it.  It was like it wasn’t me anymore – my vaginal opening had literally “shrunk”! I couldn’t help but feel that I was not the woman I had been and was letting my husband down by avoiding intimacy.  I didn’t know where to turn.  After desperately scouring the Internet looking for answers, all I came up with were useless creams and lubricants. Dryness was not my problem and with certain cancers in my family history Hormone Replacement Therapy was not an option.

My husband heard a commercial on the radio about your L.A.V.A. procedure, which seemed to describe exactly what I was suffering from.  I called your office and you got right on the phone with me.  You explained to me that my vaginal muscles and elasticity had probably atrophied due to lack of estrogen, common in many peri-menopausal and menopausal women.

After our consultation I was pleased to learn I was a candidate and had the L.A.V.A. procedure. It was painless and bloodless with a minimal recovery time – well worth the wait!  I was back to myself within a few weeks.

It has been over a year now and I am as good as new!!  I feel like I was given a new lease on my sex life. You have given hope to millions of women who think they are at the end of their sexual road.  Thanks again, Dr. Herzog, for discovering this procedure.  You will be helping many women in the future who suffer with this and thought there was no hope.

Best regards,
Susan Shepard



Letter Received From a Patient February, 2010…

Dear Dr. Herzog,

L. A. V. A.® has changed my life in such a significant way. I wanted to drop you a note about it.

Sex has always been painful for me. Over time, it had affected me not only physically but emotionally too. And, of course, it affected my relationship. It was embarassing to speak about and I felt like I was the only one. I had tried to convey this to a female gynecologist, who apparently thought it was all in my mind and I only came away feeling worse. I did eventually see a more understanding male gynecologist, who suggested that I have a surgical procedure to alleviate the issue of being too small. He also had me use a dilator. I did have the procedure, followed his instructions, only to continue having the same problem. I actually wound up in your office because I injured myself using the dilator. So, once again, I had to be embarassed. Thankfully you have a wonderful, understanding medical staff and I was pointed in your direction. I cannot thank you enough. I mean that with all my heart. The procedure has changed my life and the way I feel about myself and has allowed me to enjoy a fulfilling relationship with my boyfriend.

The procedure and the recovery were exactly as you said. I was also so relieved that you have an operating room right in your office. It spared me the embarassment of having to go to a hospital and having so many people know my personal business. I am so happy that I had this procedure done and I highly encourage any woman who is experiencing a problem like I had to see you.

Thanks again!

P. D.
Brooklyn, N. Y.


“After going through successful lumpectomy with radiation, my oncologist put me on Tamoxifen. The dryness and painful sex were unbearable. We tried every lubricant on the market without relief. Being that I was unable to take hormone replacement, Dr. Herzog recommended his L. A. V. A.® procedure. My life has changed so dramatically that it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. I thought my womanhood was over when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was devastated to think that I would never enjoy sex again. Thank you Dr. Herzog and your amazing staff! You have made me feel like a complete woman again!”
– M.C., Brooklyn, N.Y.

“When I married, I was very sexually inexperienced and I thought that it was normal for sex to hurt. But after several months of pain, I went to visit my gynecologist, Dr. Herzog. He explained the fact that my vaginal opening was just too small to fit my husband’s penis comfortably. My husband was not very happy that the last thing that I wanted from him was sex. This put a great deal of pressure on our relationship. Not only did L. A. V. A.® save my marriage, but I will be delivering a baby next month, and we have never been happier!”
– J.V. , Holmdel, N.J.


“I am a mother of four, each of them born by natural childbirth. With each of them weighing close to 9lbs, you can only imagine how “loose” my vagina became. After having an LVR to tighten my vagina, my sex life improved significantly. Unfortunately, nearly one year later, my husband confessed to an extramarital affair and the marriage was over. The LVR worked TOO WELL, as sex became painful with my new boyfriend, who happened to be extremely well- endowed. Thanks to my L. A. V. A.® surgery, I once again am enjoying sex, and my boyfriend has recently become my fiance. Thanks Dr. Herzog for fixing me twice!!!”
– E.C., Staten Island, N. Y.

“When menopause kicked in, my vagina became like parchment. I used to pace back and forth in my bedroom with a bottle of Tylenol in my hand, so that my husband would get the message as soon as he entered the room! Despite every different KY that you could think of, sex was horrible. My only goal was to get done quickly! L. A. V. A.® changed our lives! The sex is great and I have re-connected with my husband. Thankyou Dr. Herzog from the both of us!!!”

– T.A. Staten Island, N.Y.

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