Rene I. Luna, M.D., P.A.

specialized women's health services

menopause

Menopause is a natural process that simply means the end of menstruation. As a woman ages, there is a gradual decline in the function of her ovaries and the production of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. The decline of estrogen can lead to symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood changes. Natural menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 to 55, and it becomes official when you have not experienced a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. Some women experience menopause at younger ages due to premature ovarian failure, cancer therapy, or surgical removal of both ovaries.

minimally invasive surgery

Minimally Invasive Single-Site Surgery is an advanced surgical approach that involves performing a procedure through a single small incision, often in the belly button, using specialized instruments and a camera. This technique reduces the number of incisions compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery, resulting in less scarring and potentially faster recovery times for patients. It is commonly used in various surgeries, including gallbladder removal and certain gynecological procedures.

urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder, often leading to unexpected accidents or the inability to control urination. This condition can result from various factors, including weakened pelvic muscles, hormonal changes, neurological issues, or underlying medical conditions. It can significantly impact a person’s quality of life, but treatments such as pelvic floor exercises, medications, and in some cases, surgical interventions, can help manage and alleviate the symptoms of urinary incontinence.