Sam H. Hessami, M.D., Division Director
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, N.J.  07601

The Division of Uro-Gynecology and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery addresses the problems associated with pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary and fecal incontinence and sexual dysfunction.  As women continue to live longer and maintain active lifestyles, the need to address the problems that develop because of pelvic floor dysfunction has intensified.  A full array of treatments is available, including physical therapy, biofeedback, and surgical procedures that correct these defects.  These procedures include:

  • Transvaginal “bulking up” procedure to treat urinary incontinence
  • Transvaginal "sling" procedure to treat urinary incontinence
  • Minimal access surgery to treat prolapses of the bladder, rectum, uterus, and vagina

As division director, Dr. Hessami offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment recommendations for patients with the most complex pelvic floor defects and provides collaborative care with referring gynecologists to arrange the best treatment option for each individual patient.

Dr. Hessami has been specializing in urogynecology for several years and is a member of the American Urogynecology Society.  Dr. Hessami received his medical degree from New York Medical College.  He completed his internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital/New York Medical College and his residency in obstetrics/gynecology at West Virginia University.  He completed two years of advanced training in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic floor surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine under the tutelage of Timothy McKinney, M.D.  Dr. Hessami is a recipient of the 2000 research award in urogynecology of post-menopausal women from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He lectures nationally and internationally on disorders of female pelvic floor dysfunction.

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