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Dr. Adam S Goldstein, DO
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
570 Egg Harbor Road; Suite C-2
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Goldstein specializes in bariatric surgery and practices in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldstein accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Goldstein attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Endoscopic Surgery, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gary Siemons is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Siemons has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Siemons completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy

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

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

Dr. Edwin Empaynado specializes in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Before performing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Empaynado attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy

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

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

Dr. Eytan Irwin is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Irwin attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Irwin is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,570
  • Medicare Cost: $655
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Specializes in Surgery
338 Hurffville - Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Sasso is a physician who specializes in surgery. He is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospital at Saddle Brook and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Sasso's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sasso is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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

Dr. Robert Gardine is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Gardine is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Gardine attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, Irritable Bowel ... (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.