We found 6 providers with an interest in colectomy and who accept Keystone 65 Choice near Voorhees, NJ.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. John Kolnik is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolnik include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Kolnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Kolnik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Devon Health Services, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard J Winter, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 7
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Winter is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Winter include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), minor surgery, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Winter attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 3
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Malamut is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patients rated Dr. Malamut highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Malamut include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Boris Libster, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Boris Libster works as a gastroenterologist in Haddon Heights, NJ. Patients rated Dr. Libster highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Libster include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services. Dr. Libster attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Sasso is a physician who specializes in surgery. He graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sasso's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Clinical interests for Dr. Sasso include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), minor surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Dr. Sasso has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sasso accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 3
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. M. Arif Hashmi sees patients in Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates. Dr. Hashmi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Devon Health Services, and more. Dr. Hashmi attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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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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