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Dr. John August Costin III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Ophthalmology
14601 Detroit, Lakewood Professional Building; Mail Code Ln20
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. John Costin practices general surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and Cole Eye Institute, Dr. Costin attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Costin include breast pain, second opinions, and thyroid cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Costin average 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costin accepts. His professional affiliations include Mercy Health System and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
18101 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Fr30
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Cathleen Khandelwal works as a general surgeon. Dr. Khandelwal obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Her areas of expertise include moles, inguinal hernia, and appendicitis. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She has received the following distinction: Red Sash Faculty Teaching Award from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Khandelwal is affiliated with Fairview Hospital.

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

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy, Bile Duct Stones, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diya Ihsan Alaedeen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
20455 Lorain Road; Suite 301
Fairview Park, OH
 

Dr. Diya Alaedeen is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Alaedeen highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Alaedeen trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Lymph ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Department of Pediatric Surgery; A-120
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. David Magnuson's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Magnuson include cancer surgery, achalasia, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Magnuson is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Magnuson honors Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
20455 Lorain Road #301, West Valley Medical Building; Mail Code Fr30
Fairview Park, OH
 

Dr. Michael Valente practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Akron, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Fairview Park, OH. His clinical interests include female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After attending Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Valente completed his residency training at Summa Akron City Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Valente an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence Surgery, Postpartum, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
20455 Lorain Road #301, West Valley Medical Building; Mail Code Fr30
Fairview Park, OH
 

Dr. Andrew Smith practices surgery. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: breast pain, moles, and inguinal hernia. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

All Interests: Breast Pain, Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
12301 Snow Road; Department of General Surgery
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mary Carneval works as a general surgeon. Her areas of expertise include breast pain, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and benign soft tissue tumor. She is affiliated with Euclid Hospital. Dr. Carneval graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at South Pointe Hospital. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carneval include: Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and Arnold P. Gold Foundation Excellence and Humanism in Teaching.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Breast Pain, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Thyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
14601 Detroit, Lakewood Professional Building; Mail Code Ln20
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. Ching-Feng Lai is a general surgeon. Dr. Lai's areas of expertise include breast pain, second opinions, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lai trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lai is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
14519 Detroit Avenue; Mail Code Avw-2
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. Ryan Williams is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Williams has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: genital warts, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, Dr. Williams completed his residency training at Fairview Hospital. His professional affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Genital Warts, Colectomy, Fecal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
14601 Detroit; Lakewood Professional Building
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. Brent Bogard works as a surgeon. Before completing his residency at Fairview Hospital, Dr. Bogard attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bogard include inguinal hernia, pancreatitis, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Colon Polyps, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, ... (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.