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Dr. Paresh C Shah, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
530 First Avenue; Hcc - Suite 6c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paresh Shah is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. He is affiliated with NYU Langone. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Shah performed his residency at Lahey Clinic. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Achalasia, Pancreatectomy, Whipple Procedure, Colectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Hersch Leon Pachter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc 6c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hersch Pachter is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in New York, NY. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Pachter accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pachter (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Pachter is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Clinical Interests: Whipple Procedure, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $8,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,732

Specializes in Surgery
5 East 98th Street; 14th Floor, Box 1259
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Chin's specialty is surgery. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, achalasia, and colectomy (colon resection). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; September; and Applause-o-gram for Excellence in Patient Care The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Chin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheguevara I Afaneh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
520 East 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Afaneh (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Afaneh's areas of expertise include achalasia, colon cancer, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Afaneh's distinctions include: Int J Surg Mar 8;40:169-175; T holey RM, Hassen S, Benhuri D, Abelson J, Zarnegar R, Dakin G, Pomp A; and Mar;161(3):611-617.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Diverticular Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
Mount Sinai Queens Ambulatory Pavilion; 25-20 30th Avenue, 5th Floor
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Eric Edwards is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. Dr. Edwards's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (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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