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

Dr. Eytan Irwin's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Irwin include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at The University Hospital, Newark. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siemons takes. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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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 works as 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. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Empaynado accepts. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. He 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 Surgery
338 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Sasso sees patients in Sewell, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialty is surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sasso's clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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

Dr. Robert Gardine practices colon & rectal surgery in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Gardine attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Gardine 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)

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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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