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's specialty is surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Hill a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), minor surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Hill attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jay Malamut's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Malamut is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Malamut's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a surgeon. Dr. Sasso's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), minor surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital and Kennedy Health System. He attended medical school at 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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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

Dr. John Kolnik's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Kolnik is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to 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)

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

Dr. Boris Libster works as a gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Libster is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Libster include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hashmi include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. 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, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Grabiak, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, colposcopy, and peripheral bypass surgery. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Grabiak attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Grabiak is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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

Dr. Howard Winter is a colon and rectal surgeon. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Winter attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His clinical interests include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), minor surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Winter is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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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.

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