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We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept AARP near Voorhees, NJ.

Dr. Edwin Abogado Empaynado, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

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.

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

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, 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.

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

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

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.

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

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

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

Dr. Howard Jeffrey Winter, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 7
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Winter is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Winter include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

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What is Colon & Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the lower intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty was previously known as proctology, and some physicians who specifically treat diseases of the rectum and anus may still call themselves proctologists; but in general that term is not currently used. While colon and rectal surgery is related to gastroenterology, only colon and rectal surgeons can provide surgical care.

Colon and rectal surgeons can offer routine screenings for common health conditions affecting the colon and rectum. They have also undergone advanced surgical training, and they are able to treat conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract with surgery when needed.

Some conditions that a colon and rectal surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious and chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, or tears in the skin around the anus
  • Anal abscesses and fistulae
  • Anal incontinence
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal surgeons perform various procedures to keep patients healthy, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These tests use long, flexible tubes to examine the lining of the colon in case of pain or bleeding, or to look for signs of cancer or polyps. If a patient’s intestines are severely diseased and not working well, a colon and rectal surgeon may perform an ostomy, where the healthy part of the intestines are connected to a tube or pouch on the outside of the body. Colorectal surgeons may also remove hemorrhoids, perform laparoscopic surgery on a tumor, or even offer genetic counseling to patients with a family history of colorectal cancers.

Colon and rectal conditions can be some of the most uncomfortable problems to endure. Even if your intestinal problem is severe, colon and rectal surgeons can help you lead a long, healthy, and more enjoyable life.