Leading Medical Experts support the Private Gym.

Designed by top urologists, physiotherapists, and sexual educators

Dr. Andrew Siegel of The Private Gym

Dr Andrew Siegel of The Private Gym
  • Top Doctors: NY Metro Area 2016 and Inside Jersey Top Doctors 2013-2015
  • Board certified, practicing physician and surgeon at Hackensack University Medical Center, New Jersey
  • Assistant Professor of Urology, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School​
  • Featured in Gold Journal of Urology, Journal of Urology, Urologic Clinics of North America, Postgraduate Medicine, Neuro-Urology and Urodynamics, International Urogynecology Journal, Radiotherapy and Oncology, and the Journal of Brachytherapy International
  • Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Urology
  • Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Diplomat of the American Board of Urology and the National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Author of Male Pelvic Fitness: Optimizing Sexual and Urinary Health and the newly published The Kegel Fix.

Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Steve Lebovitch, MD

Dr Steve Lebovitch, MD

Dr. Steve Lebovitch is a leading urologist and member of the Urologic Institute of New Jersey, where he specializes in Laparoscopic and Robotic (da Vinci) surgery. Dr. Lebovitch completed his general surgery and urology training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and trained at Fox-Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Lebovich maintains an expertise in the following areas:

  • Male Sexual and Erectile Dysfunction
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Voiding Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Reconstruction in females
  • Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Kidney, Ureter, Bladder, Prostate, Urethra and the Penis.
  • Male and Female Treatment of Stone Disease, especially Complex Kidney Disease

Dr. Grace Dorey, MBE, FCSP, PhD

Dr.Grace Dorey, MBE, FCSP, PhD

Dr. Grace Dorey is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of pelvic floor physiotherapy and the impacts of pelvic floor exercises on erectile dysfunction, incontinence, prostate health, and sexual performance. Dr. Dorey is the author of numerous studies, including the most significant study of its kind: Pelvic Floor Exercises for Erectile Dysfunction, published in the British Journal of Urology International in 2005.

In 2004, Dr. Dorey was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and she was honoured with a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2012.

Dr. Dorey received her PhD at the University of the West of England, Bristol, where she is an Emeritus Professor of Physiotherapy/Urology and is a Consultant Physiotherapist at The Nuffield Hospital, Taunton, England. She was the lead physiotherapist for a national multi-centered trial run by Aberdeen University investigating “The Effectiveness of Pelvic Floor Exercises Following Prostatectomy,” funded by the Health Technology Assessment Programme.

Dr. Dorey runs male and female continence and sexual dysfunction studies for physiotherapists and nurses throughout the world and is a prolific author, with numerous textbooks, self-help books, and videos.

Dr. Dagmar O'Connor, PhD

Dr. Dagmar O'Connor, PhD

The first female sex therapist trained by Masters and Johnson in New York City, Dagmar O’Connor PhD has served as Director of the Sex Therapy Clinic at the Department of Psychiatry at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Director of Training/Instructor at New York Medical College’s Department of OB/GYN Sex Therapy Program.

For more than four decades, Dr. O’Connor has researched and developed a progressive treatment method for relationship and sex therapy, combining cognitive and psychodynamic short term therapy to build longer lasting and more satisfying attachments. Dr. O’Connor has led popular, sold-out seminars focused on this approach at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland for many years.

Dr. O’Connor’s best selling book “How to Make Love to the Same Person for the Rest of Your Life and Still Love It” has been translated to sixteen languages. The Publisher’s Weekly Review gave accolades to the book, “This book deserves to be on every bedside table.” Dr. O’Connor is currently working on a new book.

In addition to her research and private practice, Dr. O’Connor holds vacation “Sexual Self Esteem” and “Sex Therapy For Couples” workshops for men and women in Puerto Rico. An advocate of Private Gym’s training program for men, Dr. O’Connor incorporates kegel exercises for men in her “Sexual Esteem” workshops for men, women and couples. These muscle building exercises are very effective psychologically and physically for increasing sexual esteem.

Paul R. Nelson, CCMA

Dr. Dagmar O'Connor, PhD

Paul Nelson is a leading, nationally recognized, male sexuality educator and advocate. He is the President of the Erectile Dysfunction Foundation, and a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Certified Sexuality Educator, as well as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. Paul sees men daily in a clinical setting with Dr. Michael Werner, one of the nation’s leading sexual medicine specialists.

Paul is an instructor at the Institute for Sexuality Education in Hartford, CT, an affiliate with the Men’s Health Network, and a sought after speaker for men’s groups across the country. Paul has been featured in "The New York Times", National Public Radio, and on ABC News, with Diane Sawyer.

His professional memberships include the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists, International Society of Sexual Medicine, and the American Urological Association.

DR. MUTAHAR AHMED, MD, FACS

Dr. Mutahar Ahmed is a specialist in Oncology, Larparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, CryoSurgery and reconstructive urological surgery. He has a special interest in prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer and minimal invasive approach to treating them. Dr Ahmed has been an innovator in a variety of robotic and laparoscopic surgery including first to perform Robotic radical cystectomy and sacrocolpopexy in Hackensack University Medical Center, New Jersey. He continues to teach other urologist this exciting technology.

Dr. Ahmed has privileges at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, The Stone Center in Newark, UMDNJ in Newark, St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston and Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck. Dr. Ahmed serves as a Clinical Assistant in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology at UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Ahmed Has received numerous awards, including:

  • The Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award
  • The American Urological Association Praecis Pharmaceuticals Gerald P. Murphy
  • Scholars for Distinction in Study of Prostate Cancer
  • The Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award
  • Honored as one of New Jersey Monthly’s Top Doctors

Dr. Ahmed received his bachelor degree from New York University and obtained his medical degree at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. He completed his general surgery and Urologic surgical training at the University Of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

As an author, Dr. Ahmed has published and presented numerous papers and abstracts in urologic journals. He is a Board Certified Urologist and Diplomat of the American Board of Urology. Also, he is a Fellow of American College of Surgeon. He is an active member of the Society of Larapoendoscopic Surgeons, the American Endourologic Society, and the American Urological Association.

Dr. Mutahar’s clinical expertise includes the following:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Genitourinary Surgery
  • Urologic Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Kidney and Adrenal Surgery
  • Female Pelvic/Incontinence Surgery
  • Cryosurgery

Dr. Michael Esposito, MD, FACS

Dr. Michael Esposito is Director of the Center for Robotic Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery Endourology at Hackensack University Medical Center in NJ and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology/Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in Newark, New Jersey. He is also a practicing urologic surgeon with privileges at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, The Stone Center in Newark, UMDNJ in Newark, St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston and Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ.

Dr. Esposito is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He received his medical diploma and urology training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, followed by a Fellowship in Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, and Endourologic Stone Surgery at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dr. Gregory Lovallo, MD FACS

Dr. Lovallo is a practicing urologic surgeon with privileges at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, The Stone Center in Newark, UMDNJ in Newark, St Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, St Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, and The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Dr. Lovallo is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology. He received his medical diploma as well as his post-graduate training in General Surgery and Urology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Dr. Lovallo authored and co-authored multiple research abstracts and publications in peer-reviewed journals and texts. He also presented video demonstrations of robot-assisted procedures to medical society meetings in the United States and Europe. He has received awards of distinction, such as the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award, the New Jersey Medical School Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching, and was named NJMS Trauma Mid-Level Resident of the Year.

Dr. Lovallo is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Endourological Society, the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the American Urological Association and the American Medical Association. Dr. Lovallo specializes in stone disease, robotic/laparoscopic surgery, and reconstructive urological surgery.

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