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

Dr. Robert Gardine is a colon and rectal surgeon in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Gardine is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Eytan Irwin sees patients in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Irwin's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Irwin attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Irwin is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

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

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

Dr. Gary Siemons specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siemons include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Siemons's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siemons accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency 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: 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 is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Empaynado include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Empaynado trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency.

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

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

Specializes in Surgery
338 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Sasso works as a surgeon. Dr. Sasso's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), minor surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital and Kennedy Health System. He attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sasso trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospital at Saddle Brook and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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