We found 6 providers matching colectomy and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near 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.
Relevant Interests: , total colectomy (total colon removal)
All Interests: Female Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)
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.
Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy
All Interests: Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Research, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, ... (Read more)
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.
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)
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.
Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy
All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Soft ... (Read more)
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.
Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)
All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)
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.
Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy
All Interests: Breast Pain, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, ... (Read more)
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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.
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.