New guy! (sort of)

Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work closely with Dr. Jonathan Robles. He has an interesting specialty, Urogynecologist. Physicians of this specialty receive special training to diagnose and treat women with pelvic floor disorders. This includes issues of prolapse, troublesome urinary or fecal incontinence, emptying the bladder or rectum, pelvic pain or bladder pain, fistulas. I asked him if he treated male patients as well and he says as a urologist, he sees male and female patients. People assume that a urologist is only for men but a large part of his practice is with female patients as well. For males, he treats problems such as erectile dysfunction, kidney, bladder, testicular cancer, kidney stones; problems that have to do with urine and ‘proper drainage’. As well, he handles vaginal aesthetic procedures (rejuvenation, labiaplasty and aperineoplasty) for women.
I asked Dr. Jonathan a few questions and here is what he has to say!
Where are you from and where did you attend medical school? I was born in a small town called El Grullo in the southwest portion of the state of Jalisco. At age 17 I moved to Wisconsin for seven months, living with an American family and it was a fantastic experience. I completed my medical education in Ciudad Guzman and the University of Guadalajara. He then spent time in Spain and then did the sub-specialties in Mexico City.
How long have you been in Puerto Vallarta? For two years. I like the weather and the lifestyle but above all I like the multicultural aspect and the opportunity to meet people from all over the world.
What is your favorite part of the job? I like my specialty because I have the opportunity to see women, men and children of all ages. We also have the opportunity to see patients in consult but a large part of my time is spent in surgery. A very important part is that I see patients with problems that affect their sexuality which affects their everyday life. Many of the problems of the pelvic floor are not spoken of because they have to do with urinary incontinence and for many women especially, this is something that they are ashamed of.
As the medical community in Puerto Vallarta grows, here is another example of a sub-specialty that we have here in the area. For many years, I received requests for a urogynecologist and unfortunately, had no one to refer them to. Now I do! Dr. Jonathan has several offices in the area and I usually see him running between hospitals and offices. If you would like an appointment with him, just send me an email!
A belated ‘welcome to Puerto Vallarta’ Dr. Jonathan! We are certainly glad you are here!
Here’s to a witty week!

Pamela Thompson on Email
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