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 is a physician who specializes in surgery. Dr. Hill studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hill's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eytan Irwin is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. Before performing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Irwin attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Irwin accepts. Dr. Irwin 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 Adult Gastroenterology, Other
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 3
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Malamut, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malamut include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Malamut is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates, Kennedy Health System, and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Malamut is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University 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 Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Siemons specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Siemons include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Siemons obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siemons accepts.

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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. Edwin Empaynado works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empaynado include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Empaynado is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Sasso include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. Dr. Sasso has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sasso's residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospital at Saddle Brook and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). 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, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Kolnik is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Haddon Heights, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Kolnik performed 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)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 7
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Winter sees patients in Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Winter include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Winter accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University 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, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Gardine works as a colon and rectal surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gardine attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Gardine 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
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Boris Libster is a gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Libster is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Libster honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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)

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

Dr. M. Arif Hashmi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Voorhees, NJ. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Hashmi's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hashmi honors. 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, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Grabiak specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, colposcopy, and peripheral bypass surgery. Dr. Grabiak is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Pennsylvania 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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