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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 cancer surgeon in New York, NY. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and gastrectomy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Lahey Clinic. Dr. Shah has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Achalasia, Colectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
530 First Avenue; Suite 7v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Feza Remzi's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Remzi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. He accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Remzi has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy, total colectomy (total colon removal)

All Interests: Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward H Chin, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5 East 98th Street; 14th Floor, Box 1259
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Chin is a specialist in surgery. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Chin is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; September; and Applause-o-gram for Excellence in Patient Care The Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chin speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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Dr. Demetrius Pertsemlidis, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1199 Park Avenue; 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Demetrius Pertsemlidis practices surgery. Dr. Pertsemlidis's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), esophageal cancer, and achalasia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Pertsemlidis has received the distinction of John H. Garlock Award Jacobi Medallion The Mount Sinai Hospital Fulbright Travel Grant. Dr. Pertsemlidis (or staff) is conversant in Greek, German, and Turkish. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastric Ulcer, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (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 New York, NY physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, Dr. Pachter (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Pachter is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Pachter attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Pachter is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,400
  • Medicare Cost: $1,732
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Dr. Eric David Edwards, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5 E 98th Street; 15th Floor Department of Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Eric Edwards works as a bariatric surgeon in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Edwards obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheguevara I Afaneh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
525 East 68th Street Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh is a New York, NY physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. 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. His clinical interests include achalasia, colon cancer, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Afaneh honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: th Peer Reviewed Articles 1. Abelson JS, Spiegel J; [Accepted, in press]; and Moore M. Dr. Afaneh (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

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