By Debbie Hall
“I encourage my patients to have an orgasm daily because it releases Oxytocin which, among its many purposes, serves to reconnect you with your partner, revives your energy, improves your mood and improves your sleep.”
Dr. George P. Chambers, Jr. has served the Las Vegas community since 2003. He specializes in female genital plastic surgery and has the important distinction as the only board certified Ob/Gyn in the state of Nevada who is also certified in sexual health medicine. Dr. Chambers is an adjunct assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at TOURO University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine and a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Dr. Chambers emigrated from Jamaica 29 years ago. He attended American University as a Frederick Douglass Scholar where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He earned his medical degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania. His residency was done at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Chambers was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was a recipient of the Robert E.L. Nesbitt, M.D. Outstanding Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology Award.
Why did you choose your specialty?
I decided that I wanted to be a physician when at the age of seven I observed how cataract surgery improved the quality of life of the woman who was my rock, my late great-grandmother. She taught me integrity and the importance of keeping my word. My grandmother who taught me perseverance and my mother who taught me compassion are among the many women who have mentored me. Through their positive influence, I chose to dedicate my professional life in the service of women’s health. I chose obstetrics and gynecology because it is exciting, adrenaline-driven and diverse. It was a calling that I was blessed to recognize and as a result I am living the dream. As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I have attended the births of over 5000 babies, improved the quality of life of my patients, and in some instances, actually saved lives.
What is female genital plastic surgery?
Female genital plastic surgery includes clitoral hood reduction, hymenoplasty, labiaplasty, perineoplasty and vaginal rejuvenation. Women who seek genital plastic surgery do it for cosmetic and functional reasons such as, to relieve genital discomfort experienced when riding a bicycle, to reduce the visible bulge in their swimsuit, to relieve hygiene problems from the trapping of moisture as well as to relieve the painful pulling of their labia which occurs during sexual intercourse.
Some women’s self-esteem and sexuality are related to their feelings about their genital appearance. The women seeking these procedures have had a lifelong anguish with the belief that they are different. When my patients seek consultation for female genital plastic surgery, I first inform them that the labia minora (inner lips) comes in various shapes and sizes. It is important to me that I convey to my patients that even large and/or uneven labia are a variation of normal
Through a candid and thorough conversation with my patients, I am able to get an idea of what they seek. I make it clear that neither I nor any plastic surgeon can guarantee a specific outcome. This is important to avoid any unrealistic expectations. As a result, my patients are happy with the outcome of their surgeries.
What are other areas of your practice?
I do practice the full scope of obstetrics and gynecology, including offering minimally invasive gynecological surgery. As a perfectionist, I make sure that the incisions that I make and close, whether for laparoscopic surgery or cesarean sections, are aesthetically-pleasing.
In addition, given my interest in female genital plastic surgery, I became certified in sexual health medicine so I could offer real help to my patients. As a sexual health clinician, I prescribe topical-compounded hormones to enhance the orgasmic abilities of women, especially for those who have decreased sex drive while taking the birth control pills. I also use topical hormones to treat women on the birth control pills that have penetration pain during sexual intercourse.
I encourage my patients to have an orgasm daily because it releases Oxytocin which, among its many purposes, serves to reconnect you with your partner, revives your energy, improves your mood and improves your sleep. We know from the studies delineated in “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female,” by Dr. Kinsey that 10 percent of women have never experienced an orgasm. For my patients with an orgasmic disorder, I encourage them not to fake it. I educate them about the different types of orgasms (clitoral, G-spot, vaginal) and the sexual positions and/or sex toys that they may use to find out what works for them.
For my patients who feel that their vaginas became loose after childbirth, I recommend Kegel exercises to strengthen their pubococcygeus (PC) muscles. Strong PC muscles equal having a tight vagina. Having a well-toned or tight vagina enhances a woman’s orgasm because it increases her ability to grip her partner’s penis. It also helps her to control as well as to heighten her partner’s orgasm. If Kegel exercises do not work, then I will help her by removing excess vaginal mucosal tissue and tightening the support tissue inside her vagina; hence the term vaginal rejuvenation.
How do you put patients at ease?
I put my patients at ease by having a conversation with them. It is a skill that comes natural to me. I also have the conversation with them during their initial visit while they still have their clothes on. During the examination, I get their permission before I examine their bodies and I do not surprise them with any unexpected touch; that is, I always let them know what I am about to do. For my young patients who are having their first gynecologic examination, I go at their pace and empower them to stop me if they cannot continue. As a result, my patients are able to trust me and to relax during their examination.
7220 S Cimarron Rd #200
Las Vegas, NV 89113