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 is an urologist and urogynecologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: pelvic reconstructive surgery, female urologic disorders, and incontinence. Dr. Ingber's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Ingber attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Audrey Romero's specialty is urogynecology. She is especially interested in gynecological problems, bladder infection, and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Romero average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Romero is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Romero is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Segal is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Dr. Segal graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Segal accepts. Dr. Segal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ricardo Caraballo is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Caraballo average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, incontinence, and female sexual dysfunction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Caraballo speaks Spanish. He 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 Georges Salamon, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
33 Overlook Road; Mac I, Suite 409
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Charbel Salamon's area of specialization is urogynecology. He speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salamon include gynecological problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and female urologic disorders. Dr. Salamon is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. 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 rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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

Dr. Emad Hashemi works as an urogynecologist in South Orange, NJ, Bayonne, NJ, and Newark, NJ. Dr. Hashemi is especially interested in robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and JFK Medical Center. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is in-network for 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

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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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