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

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

Dr. Michael Ingber's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. He practices in Denville, NJ and Whippany, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Ingber is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pelvic reconstructive surgery, female urologic disorders, and incontinence. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Ingber takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Ingber attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ingber speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Ricardo Caraballo practices urogynecology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, incontinence, and female sexual dysfunction. Dr. Caraballo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Cooper University Health Care, and Overlook Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Caraballo completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Female Sexual ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Audrey Romero practices urogynecology. Dr. Romero's clinical interests include gynecological problems, bladder infection, and menopause. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She attended medical school at 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. Charbel Georges Salamon, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
33 Overlook Road; Mac I, Suite 370
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Charbel Salamon is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. Dr. Salamon's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and female urologic disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Salamon 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). In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Emad Hashemi's specialty is urogynecology. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hashemi include robotic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). Dr. Hashemi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and JFK Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Segal is an urogynecology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Segal takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Segal attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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.