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

Dr. Robert Hill is a medical specialist in surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hill is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. Dr. Hill's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Hill takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hill trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

Dr. Adam S Goldstein, DO
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
705 White Horse Road; Suite D-105
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Goldstein works as a bariatric surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Goldstein is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldstein average 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Endoscopic Surgery, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jay Malamut's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malamut include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patients gave Dr. Malamut an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He 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)

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Specializes in Surgery
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Sasso is a surgeon in Sewell, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Sasso average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sasso include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently 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. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. John Kolnik specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Haddon Heights, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolnik include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Kolnik studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Kolnik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Grabiak is a vascular surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Voorhees, NJ. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Grabiak's training includes a residency program at Pennsylvania Hospital. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, colposcopy, and peripheral bypass surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Grabiak is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Liver Tumor, Paracentesis, Lung Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Liver Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Boris Libster is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Libster attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Libster include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patient reviews placed Dr. Libster at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Libster honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional 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, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. M. Arif Arif Hashmi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 3
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. M. Arif Hashmi works as a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Hashmi is professionally affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hashmi trained at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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

Dr. Howard Winter practices colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Winter include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Winter attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Winter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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