We found 6 providers with an interest in colectomy and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Mayfield Heights, OH.

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A30
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland practices colon & rectal surgery. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Gurland's clinical interests include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurland honors. She has received distinctions including Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. In addition to English, Dr. Gurland (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. She is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , total colectomy (total colon removal)

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

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

Dr. Tracy Hull is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Hull graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her areas of expertise include female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and anoscopy. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hull honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hull include: Gender Equity Award 2016 from the Case Western Reserve College of Medicine and Shafran Family Charitable Trust Endowed Chair, Nov.11. Dr. Hull is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Anoscopy, Perianal Abscess, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Malgieri sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Mayfield Heights, OH. His medical specialty is general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Malgieri include breast pain, pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), and inguinal hernia. Dr. Malgieri is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Marymount Hospital. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malgieri accepts. Dr. Malgieri's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

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

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code Hc31
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Garofalo is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. Dr. Garofalo graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Dr. Garofalo's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. William Obrien is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Twinsburg, OH. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Obrien include breast pain, pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), and achalasia. Dr. Obrien is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His 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, Pancreatectomy, Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mary Carneval's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Carneval obtained her medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at South Pointe Hospital. Her areas of expertise include breast pain, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and benign soft tissue tumor. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and Arnold P. Gold Foundation Excellence and Humanism in Teaching. She is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Breast Pain, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, ... (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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