We found 8 providers with an interest in colectomy and who accept Keystone 65 Choice near Voorhees, NJ.

Specializes in Surgery
80 Tanner Street P.o.; Box 2028
Haddonfield, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Hill works as a surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. Dr. Hill has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hill accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 3
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Malamut is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malamut include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Malamut is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates, Kennedy Health System, and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
443 Laurel Oak Road; Suite 100
Voorhees, 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 Adult Gastroenterology, Other
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. John Kolnik sees patients in Haddon Heights, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolnik honors. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Winter's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among Dr. Winter's clinical interests: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winter honors. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

Dr. Boris Libster, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Boris Libster practices adult gastroenterology in Haddon Heights, NJ. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Libster's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Libster is professionally affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 3
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. M. Arif Hashmi practices adult gastroenterology in Voorhees, NJ. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Hashmi's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
805 Cooper Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Grabiak is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, colposcopy, and peripheral bypass surgery. Dr. Grabiak is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Liver Tumor, Paracentesis, Lung Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Hepatectomy, Colectomy, ... (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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