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Dr. Ruben Ernesto Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sandoval's areas of expertise include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sandoval completed residency programs at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Colectomy, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry is a surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henry include lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Henry attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Henry has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendectomy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joselin Leelavathy Anandam, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joselin Anandam is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include fistula, sigmoidoscopy, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). Dr. Anandam is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Anandam trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), hemicolectomy (right or left colectomy)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Proctoscopy, Fistula, Colectomy, Perirectal Abscess, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wendy White practices surgery in Dallas, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and inguinal hernia. Dr. White is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Tumor, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Fleshman Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue; Department of Surgery, 1st Floor Roberts
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Fleshman is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Heath, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and diverticular disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Fleshman average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fleshman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Fleshman is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Anorectal ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3409 Worth Street; Worth Tower, Suite 640
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Walter Peters specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include cancer, anal fistula, and crohn's disease. Dr. Peters has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Peters is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Anal Fistula, Colon ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,292 - $1,820
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,292 - $1,793
Dr. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Tower, Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith practices general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Appendectomy, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Splenectomy, ... (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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