Formed in 2008, Garden State Urology includes 14 locations, with a team of about 150 employees, including 23 board-certified physicians. GSU is part of Atlantic Medical Group, which is Atlantic Health System’s multispecialty physician network that provides high-quality, comprehensive medical care throughout northern and central New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania. The Center of Excellence designation was largely driven by the achievements in treating overactive bladder, male and female incontinence and pelvic prolapse (dropped bladder) by David Chaikin, M.D., and Michael Ingber, M.D., who are both board certified in Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology).
The physicians use a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and treating female and male continence issues. This includes:
The latest surgical techniques such as Botox injections or neurostimulation for overactive bladder
Minimally-invasive vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
Robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system
Minimally-invasive procedures such as sling surgery for stress incontinence
Non-surgical approaches such as in-office pelvic muscle rehabilitation
Vaginal rejuvenation to prevent urinary tract infections and painful intercourse in women, using the Mona Lisa Touch laser system or Votiva radiofrequency system.
The practice is also one of the few in the region that use video urodynamic testing, a process in which the bladder is filled to reproduce symptoms that are then captured by x-ray. This procedure helps physicians to make more accurate diagnoses, leading to better outcomes.
GSU also offers a personal nurse navigator for patients who are suffering with overactive bladder symptoms, at no additional cost. The nurse navigator connects with patients regularly to help them understand their diagnosis, coordinate communication with their physician, and facilitate treatments, including appointments and diagnostic testing.
“I was referred to Dr. Chaikin by Dr. Sherry Li. Dr. Chaikin is a premier physician . He treated me with dignity and respect. I was more interested in his ability to diagnose my issues. Dr. Chaikin did it and did it well. This practice is one of the few that actually saves you money. The fact that they do all the lab work on site as well as other test that you normally would have to go to another facility to do. Dr. Chaikin is an example by which all physicians should aspire to. I consider Dr. Chaikin my friend now. I think he likes the NY Giants football team which is definitely a plus.”
“Dr Ingber has been treating me for my I.C. I have seen many urologists but Dr. Ingber stands out among them all for his knowledge, care, and compassion for his patients. I feel blessed to have him as my urologist.”
“Our patients’ needs are at the center of everything we do, from the most advanced tools and treatments to addressing their concerns and getting them back to normal function” said Dr. Chaikin, vice president of Garden State Urology. “The Center of Excellence designation will help highlight our commitment to those in our communities seeking high-quality urologic services.”