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Dr. Brooke Heidi Gurland, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A30
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland is a colon and rectal surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Gurland (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Dr. Gurland's clinical interests include female incontinence, anal fissures, and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gurland attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Gurland an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst. She has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , total colectomy (total colon removal)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas E Garofalo, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code Hc31
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Garofalo works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Beachwood, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garofalo include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Garofalo's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Garofalo's residency was performed at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Research, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Bd10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Tracy Hull is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hull include female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hull completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hull has received distinctions including Gender Equity Award 2016 from the Case Western Reserve College of Medicine and Shafran Family Charitable Trust Endowed Chair, Nov.11.

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

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Ultrasound, Rectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road, Mc Hillcrest, Department of General Surgery; Suite 421
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. James Malgieri specializes in general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Malgieri include breast pain, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Marymount Hospital. Dr. Malgieri honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Malgieri attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

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

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Specializes in General Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Suite 421
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. William Obrien, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Twinsburg, OH, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Obrien's areas of expertise include breast pain, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Obrien trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Obrien's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Marymount Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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Specializes in General Surgery
99 Northline Circle, Euclid Medical Office; Mail Code Eu-202
Euclid, 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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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.