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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weiss works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Weston, FL. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Weiss completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy, total colectomy (total colon removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Steven Wexner's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Wexner's areas of expertise include the following: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and female incontinence. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Wexner has received professional recognition including the following: Executive Health: Top Docs, South Florida CEO Business; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy, total colectomy (total colon removal)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Juan Nogueras is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Nogueras average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nogueras include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Nogueras attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Nogueras has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and South Florida's Most Highly Regarded Physicians, Miami Metro magazine, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy, total colectomy (total colon removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dana Sands is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sands's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sands takes. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Sands is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), total colectomy (total colon removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Fecal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Giovanna Da Silva Southwick is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Weston, FL. She is conversant in Portuguese. Her clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. Dr. Da Silva Southwick is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Da Silva Southwick completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Maimonides Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code 2nd Floor Clin
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Maron sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Maron has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Maron include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Maron is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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What is Colectomy?

Colectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the colon, or the longest part of the large intestine. The colon may be affected by diseases such as cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. In a colectomy, all or part of the colon that is infected, blocked, or cancerous is removed.

A colectomy may be performed by laparoscopic or open surgery. A laparoscopic colectomy requires several small cuts on the abdomen, and uses a thin tube with a camera, called a laparoscope. Laparoscopic colectomies are less invasive than open procedures. For some individuals, a laparoscopic colectomy may not be possible, and instead an open colectomy is performed. In an open colectomy, a large incision is made on the abdomen. Open colectomies typically require longer recovery periods.

After the incisions are made, a portion of the colon is removed, and the remaining ends of the colon are attached to each other in a procedure called anastomosis. Waste can continue to travel through your body as normal. However, in some situations, it may be necessary for the end of the colon to be attached to an opening in the abdomen, called a stoma. This procedure is called an ostomy. Types of ostomies include:

  • Colostomy, in which the remaining portion of the colon is attached to the abdominal opening.
  • Ileostomy, in which the small intestine is attached to the abdominal opening.
An ostomy bag will be attached to the skin to collect waste. If the entire colon is removed, either an ileostomy is performed, or the small intestine is connected to the anus and waste may pass through as normal.

Stomas may be permanent or temporary. If the stoma is temporary, the ends of your colon will be rejoined in a later procedure. Temporary stomas are generally used to allow time for the colon to heal following surgery.

A colectomy may take between one and four hours. Following your procedure, you will need to consume a liquid and low fiber diet before gradually returning to your normal diet. You will need to stay in the hospital for three to seven days for monitoring. Full recovery and return to normal activity may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.