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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 Urology, Urogynecology
16 Eden Lane
Whippany, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Ingber is an urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology specialist. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ingber completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Ingber's areas of expertise include pelvic reconstructive surgery, female urologic disorders, and incontinence. Dr. Ingber has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ingber is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. 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 area of specialization is urogynecology. Dr. Segal has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Segal is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Audrey Romero is an urogynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Romero include gynecological problems, bladder infection, and menopause. On average, patients gave Dr. Romero a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Romero is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Emad Hashemi is an urogynecology specialist in South Orange, NJ, Bayonne, NJ, and Newark, NJ. Before completing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Hashemi attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. In Dr. Hashemi's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers. His professional 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. Charbel Georges Salamon, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
33 Overlook Road; Mac I, Suite 409
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Charbel Salamon is an urogynecologist in Morristown, NJ and Summit, NJ. His education and training includes medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Clinical interests for Dr. Salamon include gynecological problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and female urologic disorders. Patients rated Dr. Salamon highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. Dr. Salamon's professional affiliations include 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. Ricardo Caraballo, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
33 Overlook Road; Suite 409
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Ricardo Caraballo is a specialist in urogynecology. He works in Voorhees, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Summit, NJ. Before completing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Caraballo attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Caraballo has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, incontinence, and female sexual dysfunction. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks 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

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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.