About Our Urology Program

Our highly-experienced team at Southern Ocean Medical Center utilizes the latest techniques to get you back to the best quality of life possible. Southern Ocean Medical Center has an extensive Urology Program with expertise in the following areas:

  • Prostate cancer: including benign and malignant conditions treated with non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments
  • Bladder cancer: including cystectomy and urinary diversion
  • Kidney cancer: including minimally invasive techniques of laparoscopy and partial nephrectomy
  • Kidney stones: including ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrostomy
  • Urinary problems: including medical therapies, Interstim (overactive bladder) and UroLift (BPH)
  • Incontinence
  • No-scalpel vasectomies
  • Sexual dysfunction


We accept insurance payers consistent with those accepted by Hackensack Meridian Health, including Aetna, Cigna, Horizon, Qualcare and many others. If you have a specific question about insurance, please call 609-597-1991.

Meet Our Team

Fernicola Charles MD
Charles P. Fernicola, M.D.

Board Certified: Urology
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Internship: UMDNJ of NJ Hospital
Residency: UMDNJ of NJ Hospital

Schanne Francis J MD a

Frances J. Schanne, M.D.

Board Certified: Urology
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Internship: University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Health System




Care Locations

  • Southern Ocean Medical Center, 1140 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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