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

Dr. Gary Siemons is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Siemons include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Siemons honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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

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

Dr. Robert Gardine is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Gardine is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Gardine is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

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

Dr. Edwin Empaynado is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Empaynado graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

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

Dr. Eytan Irwin is a colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Irwin include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Irwin attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Irwin is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

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

Dr. Howard Winter's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), minor surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Winter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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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.
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