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

Dr. Brooke Gurland works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Gurland (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gurland include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. Dr. Gurland is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gurland's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Garofalo practices colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Garofalo performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. These areas are among his clinical interests: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and polypectomy (polyp removal). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Tracy Hull specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. Dr. Hull studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her areas of expertise include the following: female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and anoscopy. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hull accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She has received professional recognition including the following: Gender Equity Award 2016 from the Case Western Reserve College of Medicine and Shafran Family Charitable Trust Endowed Chair, Nov.11. She 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, Anoscopy, Perianal Abscess, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative ... (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 works as a general surgeon. Dr. Malgieri's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include breast pain, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malgieri honors. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Malgieri has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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, Soft ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Obrien's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast pain, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. The average patient rating for Dr. Obrien is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Obrien is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland for residency. His professional 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 is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Cleveland, OH and Euclid, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carneval include breast pain, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and benign soft tissue tumor. Dr. Carneval takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at South Pointe Hospital, Dr. Carneval attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Carneval has received distinctions including 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.