NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, March 12, 2004 , Vivian C. Aguilar, M.D., has joined University Urogynecology of New Jersey at Saint Peter's University Hospital, bringing expertise in a new treatment therapy for urinary incontinence and urgency-frequency to central New Jersey.
Urogynecology is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology, which combines gynecological services with treatment for dysfunctions of the female urinary tract including incontinence, overactive bladder, and pelvic organ prolapse.University Urogynecology
is the largest practice of its kind in New Jersey. Dr. Aguilar
offers a new treatment therapy for urinary incontinence and urgency-frequency called InterStim®, a pacemaker-like device implanted near the sacral nerve.The device electronically stimulates the sacral nerve, which influences control of the bladder, sphincter muscle, and pelvic floor muscles.It is used to help women who have overactive bladder; urinary urgency, frequency, and incontinence; and non-obstructive urinary retention.InterStim® was approved by the Food and Drug Administration
in 1997.It is not currently being used at any facility in the central New Jersey area. Dr. Aguilar, who speaks Spanish, earned her medical degree at the State University of New York School of Medicine at Stony Brook.She
resident training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester
, Strong Memorial Hospital
.Prior to joining Saint Peter's, she completed fellowship training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Brown University School of Medicine, Women and Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island.In addition to her surgical specialty in urogynecology, Dr. Aguilar was a teaching faculty member at Brown University School of Medicine.She is a member of many national medical societies including the American Urogynecologic Society, the Society for Gynecologic Surgeons, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.Dr. Aguilar
has conducted research and has published primarily in the area of female incontinence. University Urogynecology of New Jersey
is located in Saint Peter's Center for Ambulatory Resources (CARES), 240 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, adjacent to the hospital.The group includes three physicians with fellowship training in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery, two nurse practitioners, and a physical therapist.Services include diagnoses; gynecologic checkups and PAP tests; surgical and non-surgical treatment for urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse; treatment for menopausal discomfort, premenstrual syndrome, and osteoporosis; and ancillary services such as massage therapy and smoking cessation.
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Editor's Note: To arrange for an interview with Dr. Vivian Aguilar
, please call Ginny Sciorra at 732-745-8528.