“The science of women” Most of Dr. Benito Villanueva’s career had been dedicated to women’s wellness and improving their reproductive health. He specializes in reproductive endocrinology or hormonal health in all the stages of a woman’s life from sexual development to, infertility, to menopause. Dr. Villanueva has decades of surgical experience from performing hysterectomies to correcting incontinence.


Endocrinology deals with all aspects of your hormonal health. Your hormonal balance impacts your metabolism, your sexual development and function, as well as your fertility, and how you experience menopause.
Dr. Villanueva has advanced training in reproductive endocrinology through his post doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Villanueva’s work advanced the field of Endocrinology by developing the first free-standing private practice setting with an in vitro fertilization program. In 1982, Dr. Villanueva’s patient had the first IVF pregnancy in San Diego!
His endocrinology knowledge extends to treating women and men who have difficulty regulating their hormone levels in menopause and andropause (male menopause) respectively. Dr. Villanueva doesn’t subscribe to the “one size fits all” philosophy. He believes each patient deserves a comprehensive evaluation and an individually tailored treatment plan. He has exciting new advances in hormone treatments that can boost your energy and your sexual health. Let Dr. Villanueva design a optimal health plan for you with balanced bioidentical hormone replacement, proper nutrition, and antioxidant therapy.


For many women the dream of having a child is difficult to realize. According to the National Survey of Family Growth almost 11% of women have difficulty conceiving. Dr. Villanueva has decades of experience in discovering the causes of why his patients can’t conceive and applying the appropriate treatments. His expertise ranges from treatments to improve ovulation, to inseminations, as well as advanced techniques of in vitro fertilization. Dr. Villanueva works in conjunction with the Reproductive Science Center in La Jolla to offer advanced options such as preimplantation genetics diagnosis (PGD) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection of eggs (ICSI). The center has a proven success rate. If you are ready to experience the joy of conception and pregnancy, Dr. Villanueva is here to help you be the best you… for life!