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

Showing 1-6 of 6
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Michael Scott Ingber, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
16 Eden Lane
Whippany, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Ingber sees patients in Denville, NJ and Whippany, NJ. His medical specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Dr. Ingber has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include pelvic reconstructive surgery, female urologic disorders, and incontinence. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Ingber performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Hackettstown Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

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 is an urogynecologist in West Orange, NJ, Clark, NJ, and Bayonne, NJ. Dr. Romero is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Romero include gynecological problems, perineoplasty, and bladder infection. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Romero's professional affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Menopause, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Infertility, Bladder Infection, Female Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Loren Segal, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
315 E. Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Segal works as an urogynecologist in Livingston, NJ. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Segal studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Segal completed his residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Emad Hashemi's medical specialty is urogynecology. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Hashemi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and JFK Medical Center (East Florida).

Read more

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 practices urogynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Caraballo average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caraballo's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, incontinence, and female sexual dysfunction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Caraballo graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

Read more

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 a physician who specializes in urogynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and female urologic disorders. Dr. Salamon is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Salamon's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

Read more

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.