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

Dr. Robert Hill is a specialist in surgery. He works in Haddonfield, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hill's clinical interests include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Hill accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hill attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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Specializes in Surgery
443 Laurel Oak Road; Suite 100
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Sasso specializes in surgery and practices in Sewell, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sasso's clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Sasso accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospital at Saddle Brook and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, ... (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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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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

Dr. Jay Malamut is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Malamut honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Malamut attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His professional 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)

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

Dr. John Kolnik is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Haddon Heights, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolnik include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Kolnik honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans.

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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 works as a vascular surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Voorhees, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Grabiak include thoracic outlet syndrome, colposcopy, and peripheral bypass surgery. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grabiak is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. He 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. Boris Libster, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Boris Libster is an adult gastroenterologist in Haddon Heights, NJ. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Libster's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Libster accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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)

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

Dr. M. Arif Hashmi is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Hashmi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency.

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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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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.