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We found 5 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 a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Dr. Ingber is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: pelvic reconstructive surgery, female urologic disorders, and incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Ingber's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ingber's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Female ... (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, Bayonne, NJ, and Clark, NJ. On average, patients gave Dr. Romero a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gynecological problems, bladder infection, and menopause. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Romero takes. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Romero speaks 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 an urogynecology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include gynecological problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and female urologic disorders. Dr. Salamon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. For his professional training, Dr. Salamon completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, Dr. Salamon speaks French. He is 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 is a specialist in urogynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hashemi obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. 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. Jeffrey Loren Segal, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
94 Old Short Hills Road; East Wing Suite 401
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Segal is an urogynecologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Segal attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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.