We found 12 providers with an interest in colectomy and who accept Keystone Health Plan East near Voorhees, NJ.

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

Dr. Robert Hill specializes in surgery and practices in Haddonfield, NJ. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hill include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), minor surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Dr. Hill's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. 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)

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

Dr. Howard Winter is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Voorhees, NJ. His clinical interests include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), minor surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Winter is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He takes 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)

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

Dr. Robert Gardine is a colon and rectal surgeon in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Gardine is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Eytan Irwin is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Irwin's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Before performing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Irwin attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

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

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

Dr. Jay Malamut works as a gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Malamut's hospital/clinic affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates, Kennedy Health System, and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Malamut's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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

Dr. Gary Siemons is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Siemons is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Siemons performed his residency 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: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edwin Empaynado is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Empaynado is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Empaynado include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Sasso practices surgery in Sewell, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sasso include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), minor surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, Minor Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Kolnik is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Haddon Heights, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kolnik attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kolnik's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). 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, Cirrhosis, Colitis, 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Libster average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Libster's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Libster obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his 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 is a gastroenterologist in Voorhees, NJ. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Hashmi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, 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 practices vascular surgery and thoracic surgery in Voorhees, NJ. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, colposcopy, and peripheral bypass surgery. Dr. Grabiak is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. He 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, Hepatectomy, Colectomy, ... (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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