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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, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Beachwood, OH, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gurland completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gurland's areas of expertise include the following: female incontinence, anal fissures, and pelvic floor dysfunction. On average, patients gave Dr. Gurland a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurland takes. Her distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Gurland (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. She is professionally 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, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas E Garofalo, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code Bd10
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Garofalo works as a colon and rectal surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Garofalo takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, Dr. Garofalo attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is 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 practices colon & rectal surgery in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. Her clinical interests include female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hull at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. She has received the following distinction: Shafran Family Charitable Trust Endowed Chair, Nov.11. Dr. Hull is professionally 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, 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, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Mayfield Heights, OH, is a medical specialist in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Malgieri is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Malgieri's clinical interests: breast pain, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Malgieri is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Marymount Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. His areas of expertise include the following: breast pain, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Obrien is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Obrien takes. Dr. Obrien is professionally affiliated with 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 education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at South Pointe Hospital. Her clinical interests include breast pain, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and inguinal hernia. Dr. Carneval takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and Arnold P. Gold Foundation Excellence and Humanism in Teaching. Dr. Carneval is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital.

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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.