As a follow-up to previous presentations by doctors from Chesapeake Urology, the Center for Lifelong Learning has arranged for Dr. Melissa Mendez to speak Thursday, September 26th at 2:00 PM in Clubhouse 1 on the subject “Your Body and Urology.” There is no fee for the program, but residents are requested to register with E&R to attend. 

As seniors age, there are many symptoms with their bodily functions that something has gone wrong. Urologists specialize in the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive organs. Urologic organs include the kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder, ureters, urethra, testes, epididymis, prostate. Patients may have bladder or prostate cancer, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and other genitourinary disorders. Urologists may have additional sub-disciplinary training as well. Dr. Mendez will confront and elaborate on what should be recognized and how the condition should be addressed. 

Dr. Mendez  will join Chesapeake in September after pursuing a fellowship with Dr. Rafael Carrion at Tampa General Hospital, FL, and completing her training July 2019. She has a special interest in treating sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence for both men and women, Peyronie’s disease, post-traumatic/surgical/aesthetic genital reconstruction, male factor infertility, andrology and vaginal prolapse. Through top-notch surgical training, research, and involvement in health policy and hospital boards, Dr. Mendez has developed professionally into a comprehensive care urological surgeon dedicated to improving patient’s quality of life and safety.  

Dr. Mendez is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, followed by a Urology Residency at the Duke University Hospital.  Prior to your studies at the University of Maryland, She did one year of intensive study at the Goucher College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program and a year in China at Shanghai University School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  

Dr. Mendez has made presentations for the American Urological Association 2016 annual meeting, as well as a few at Duke University. Of interest was her presentation in Durham, NC entitled “End of Life Care; A Surgeon’s Role.” She has also had articles published dealing with urological concerns. 

Following the presentation, Dr. Mendez will be available to address personal concerns and questions.