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's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gurland include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gurland attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gurland include: 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, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Garofalo's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Garofalo's areas of expertise include the following: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and polypectomy (polyp removal). He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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 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)

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

Dr. Tracy Hull is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and anoscopy. Dr. Hull is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Hull honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Gender Equity Award 2016 from the Case Western Reserve College of Medicine and Shafran Family Charitable Trust Endowed Chair, Nov.11.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malgieri include breast pain, pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), and inguinal hernia. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. He has received the following distinction: 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, Pancreatectomy, Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Obrien is a general surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Obrien include breast pain, pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), and achalasia. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Obrien accepts. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Obrien attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. 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 specializes in general surgery. 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 benign soft tissue tumor. Dr. Carneval is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and Arnold P. Gold Foundation Excellence and Humanism in Teaching. She is 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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