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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Siemons is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Siemons include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Siemons honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Gardine is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Gardine is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Gardine is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Eytan Irwin is a colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Irwin include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Irwin attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Irwin is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin Abogado Empaynado, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Edwin Empaynado is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Empaynado graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jay Malamut practices adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Malamut at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates, Kennedy Health System, and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malamut honors. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Malamut attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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 surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sasso's clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), minor surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is in-network for 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).

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Haddon Heights, NJ. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Kolnik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. 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). He 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, 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 medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), minor surgery, and colon cancer. 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)

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

Dr. Boris Libster's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Libster's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Libster is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine 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, 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. These areas are among Dr. Hashmi's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Cooper University Hospital's residency program.

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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.

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