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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gurland's areas of expertise include female incontinence, anal fistula, and perianal abscess. She is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Beachwood Family Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gurland attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Gurland (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , total colectomy (total colon removal)

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

Dr. William J OBrien, MD
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. His areas of expertise include breast pain, pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), and achalasia. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Marymount Hospital. Dr. Obrien's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Obrien's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Obrien takes.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

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

Dr. Tom Garofalo practices colon & rectal surgery in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Twinsburg, OH. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Garofalo's areas of expertise include anoscopy, perianal abscess, and colon polyps. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Garofalo graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center.

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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)

Dr. Tracy L Hull, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Tracy Hull, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Hull attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hull include female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and anoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Hull average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Beachwood Family Health Center and 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, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meagan M Costedio, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Meagan Costedio specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Her clinical interests include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. She is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Willoughby Hills Family Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Costedio performed her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Costedio's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costedio takes.

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

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

Dr. James A Malgieri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road, Mc Hillcrest, Department of General Surgery; Suite 421
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. James Malgieri's specialty is general surgery. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malgieri include breast pain, pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), and inguinal hernia. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malgieri honors. Dr. Malgieri has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Marymount Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

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

Dr. Mary Katherine Carneval, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2570 Som Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Mary Carneval's specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Carneval include breast pain, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and benign soft tissue tumor. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Carneval's professional affiliations include Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Marymount 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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