We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Summit, NJ.

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Dr. Michael Scott Ingber, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
16 Eden Lane
Whippany, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Ingber specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology and practices in Denville, NJ and Whippany, NJ. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: pelvic reconstructive surgery, female urologic disorders, and incontinence. Dr. Ingber's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ingber takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Loren Segal, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
225 Millburn Avenue; Suite 304, Building C
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Segal's specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Segal is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Segal's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Audrey Anita Romero, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
33 Overlook Road; Suite 108
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Audrey Romero works as an urogynecologist. Dr. Romero has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems, bladder infection, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Romero speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Menopause, Infertility, Bladder Infection, Female Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Emad A Hashemi, MD
Specializes in Other, Urogynecology
120 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Emad Hashemi is an urogynecologist in South Orange, NJ, Bayonne, NJ, and Newark, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hashemi include robotic surgery. Dr. Hashemi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and JFK Medical Center. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Hashemi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ricardo Caraballo, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
33 Overlook Road; Suite 409
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Ricardo Caraballo is an urogynecology specialist in Voorhees, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Summit, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caraballo include minimally invasive surgery, incontinence, and female sexual dysfunction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Caraballo is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Female Sexual Dysfunction

Dr. Charbel G Salamon, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
33 Overlook Road; Mac I, Suite 409
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Charbel Salamon is an urogynecology specialist in Morristown, NJ and Summit, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Salamon include gynecological problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and female urologic disorders. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Salamon is conversant in French.

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What is Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery?

Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery is a medical specialty that focuses specifically on the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women. A pelvic floor disorder is any pain or dysfunction that occurs in the area surrounded by the pelvis: the uterus, cervix, vagina, bladder, or rectum. There are many kinds of pelvic floor disorders, but by far the two most commonly treated by female pelvic medicine specialists are incontinence and prolapse.

Urinary incontinence is the unexpected release of small amounts of urine. It can be embarrassing, but it is extremely common. Because of the way women’s bodies are shaped, incontinence is much more common in women than in men. It can happen at any age, but is much more common in older women as age and pregnancy relax the muscles that support the bladder. There are two types of incontinence. Stress incontinence happens when sudden movements, such as coughing or laughing, cause slight leakage of urine. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the muscles around the bladder. Urge incontinence is when a woman has a very sudden need to empty her bladder for no reason, sometimes because of hearing or touching water, and she cannot always make it to the bathroom in time. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the nerves that signal the bladder to empty.

Prolapse of an organ is a condition that sounds and feels very frightening to most women, but it is also incredibly common and can usually be repaired without problems. One-third of all women will experience a prolapse at some point in their lives. Like incontinence, prolapse is also more common with age because the supporting muscles of the pelvic floor become weaker. A prolapsed organ occurs when the internal organ slips out of its supporting muscle sling and droops or falls into the vagina or rectum. The most common prolapse is when the bladder falls partially into the vagina, but the uterus, urethra, bowels, and even the vagina and rectum themselves can prolapse. Symptoms vary, depending on which organ has shifted, but may include:

  • a heavy feeling or abdominal pressure
  • feeling something in the vagina
  • urinary problems
  • painful intercourse

Treatment varies, depending on the type and severity of the prolapse, and may include strengthening exercises, pushing the organ back into place, or surgery.

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