Would You Sew Your Vagina Shut? Discussing The Colpocleisis Procedure With Dr Sonya Ephraim

between two lips colpocleisis procedure Jan 16, 2024

Named 2023 Top Doc by Best in Illinois, Dr. Ephraim is the Founder, Medical Director & principal medical provider of Allure Pelvic Wellness and Aesthetic Gynecology in Deer Park, Illinois.


She strives to empower women with education and knowledge so they can confront their feminine health conditions head-on and seek treatment—without shame or embarrassment Specifically qualified to provide the full spectrum of female healthcare, some of her special interests include stress urinary incontinence, pelvic floor reconstruction, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginal atrophy, painful intercourse, menopause, Lichen sclerosus, cosmetic gynecology, and sexual dysfunction.


Proud to serve women in all stages of life, the goal at Allure is to take care of the whole woman, to critically assess what is compromising her health and wellness, and to offer an individualized treatment plan that will optimize health, improve confidence, and bring back joy through improved quality of life.


Dr. Ephraim graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the State University of New York College in 2001.  She then earned her medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University at Buffalo in 2006. Furthering her training, Dr. Ephraim performed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Rush University Medical Center in 2010. She practiced as a general OB/Gyn in Rockford, Illinois for over 4 years before deciding to complete a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at St. Luke’s University Health System in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


With over two decades of surgical experience, Dr. Ephraim offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments for comprehensive pelvic wellness and aesthetic gynecology. She is passionate about delivering superior healthcare experience for women and helping them live confident, fulfilling lives.


With a passion for teaching, Dr. Ephraim speaks on topics of women’s health for different organizations, most recently for the Forum for Executive Women. She is also a social media content creator for WebMD.


“I believe strongly in patient education. I take a lot of time explaining to my patients and their loved ones what the pathophysiology of their defect is. A lot of women present to me are quite scared of not only what is happening to their body, but also of consequences and treatment. I try to alleviate that fear through education. While surgery is an option for many women, it can be done in a minimally invasive way and oftentimes it is not a necessity. Often, I can offer more conservative treatment options to relieve symptoms.”


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