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

Dr. Robert Hill works as a surgeon. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Hill completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hill include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. Dr. Hill's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam S Goldstein, DO
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
705 White Horse Road; Suite D-105
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Goldstein specializes in bariatric surgery and practices in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldstein accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Goldstein attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Endoscopic Surgery, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gary Siemons is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Siemons has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Siemons 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

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 specializes in colon & rectal surgery. His 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 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Empaynado attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy

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

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

Dr. Eytan Irwin is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Irwin attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Irwin is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,570
  • Medicare Cost: $655
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 3
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Malamut specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Voorhees, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malamut include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Malamut is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Malamut is 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)

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Specializes in Surgery
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Sasso is a physician who specializes in surgery. He is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His 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). Dr. Sasso's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and colon cancer. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sasso 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)

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

Dr. John Kolnik is a Haddon Heights, NJ physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Kolnik takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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). 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, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Grabiak specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Voorhees, NJ. Dr. Grabiak's areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, colposcopy, and peripheral bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Liver Tumor, Paracentesis, Lung Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Gardine is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Gardine is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Gardine attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy

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

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

Dr. Boris Libster's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Libster include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Libster is professionally affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for 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, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. M. Arif Arif Hashmi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 3
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. M. Arif Hashmi is a Voorhees, NJ physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Hashmi attended medical school at Dow Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Hashmi 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)

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

Dr. Howard Winter works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Voorhees, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Winter is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. 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)

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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.