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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mills Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Siemons is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Siemons is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Siemons accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mills Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Gardine's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gardine include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mills Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Eytan Irwin is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Irwin's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Irwin completed his residency training at The University Hospital, Newark.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin Abogado Empaynado, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mills Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Edwin Empaynado's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Empaynado graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Empaynado is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
338 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Sasso is a specialist in surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sasso average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), minor surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Dr. Sasso accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospital at Saddle Brook and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard J Winter, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mills Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Winter's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Winter include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), minor surgery, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winter is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Flexible ... (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.

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