We found 5 providers matching colectomy and who accept AmeriHealth POS near Turnersville, NJ.
Dr. Gary Siemons practices colon & rectal surgery in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Siemons average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Siemons's clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Siemons honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Siemons trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Edwin Empaynado is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Empaynado 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. Dr. Empaynado is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.
Dr. Eytan Irwin is a colon and rectal surgeon in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Irwin is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Irwin completed a residency program at The University Hospital, Newark. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 14
- Uninsured Cost: $2,570
- Medicare Cost: $655
Dr. Michael Sasso specializes in surgery and practices in Sewell, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sasso's clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Sasso accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospital at Saddle Brook and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
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Dr. Robert Gardine is a colon and rectal surgeon in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Gardine is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.
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.