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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Siemons practices colon & rectal surgery in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Siemons's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Siemons is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Gardine practices colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gardine include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Gardine attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Eytan Irwin's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Irwin's clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at The University Hospital, Newark. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin Abogado Empaynado, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Edwin Empaynado practices colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Empaynado is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), proctocolectomy (colon and rectum removal)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Kolnik is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Kolnik attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), minor surgery, and colon cancer. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winter attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University 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, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jay Malamut practices adult gastroenterology in Voorhees, NJ. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Malamut's professional affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Malamut average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Malamut accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Haddon Heights, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Libster takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Devon Health Services, and more. Dr. Libster's education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His professional affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sasso include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), minor surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Dr. Sasso's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sasso completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Voorhees, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Hashmi's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Cooper 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)

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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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