We found 6 providers with an interest in colectomy and who accept Keystone 65 Choice near Voorhees, NJ.

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

Dr. Jay Malamut is an adult gastroenterologist in Voorhees, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Malamut include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Malamut is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Devon Health Services, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally 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 is a specialist in surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sasso average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), minor surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Dr. Sasso accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospital at Saddle Brook and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolnik include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Kolnik attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. 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, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Winter's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Winter include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), minor surgery, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winter is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Libster's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Devon Health Services, and more. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Libster's medical residency was performed 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hashmi's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hashmi takes. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, Dr. Hashmi performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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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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