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Dr. Koji Md Park, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
425 West 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Koji Park sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, small bowel resection, and colectomy (colon resection). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Park's distinctions include: Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; Excellent Teaching Resident/Fellow Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery; and Chief Resident of the Year Award St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of Surgery. Dr. Park (or staff) is conversant in Japanese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Appendectomy, Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. George John Tsioulias, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Other
50 East 69th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Tsioulias' area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, lymphoscintigraphy scan (sentinel lymph node imaging), and small bowel resection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Tsioulias performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Tsioulias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Japanese, and Greek. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Lymphoscintigraphy Scan, Gastrostomy, Tumor, Breast Biopsy, Appendectomy, Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paresh C Shah, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
530 First Avenue; Hcc - Suite 6c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paresh Shah's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lahey Clinic. Dr. Shah has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Achalasia, Pancreatectomy, Whipple Procedure, Colectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
5 East 98th Street; 14th Floor, Box 1259
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Chin works as a surgeon. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, achalasia, and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Chin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; September; and Applause-o-gram for Excellence in Patient Care The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
25 E 69th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Popowich specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Popowich's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Popowich honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Perianal Abscess, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
St. Luke's - Babcock, Floor 4w Room 109; 1111 Amsterdam
New York, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Downing is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon polypectomy, and small bowel resection. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Family Health Plus, Elderplan, and Healthfirst. Dr. Alvarez-Downing graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Alvarez-Downing (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Rectal Bleeding, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Fecal Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
10 Union Square E
New York, NY
 

Dr. Burton Surick practices surgery. Dr. Surick (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. His clinical interests include lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Surick is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Fidelis, Elderplan, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Attending of the Year Department of Surgery Beth Israel Medical Center and Leon Ginzburg Award Department of Surgery Beth Israel Medical Center, NY. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Pilonidal Cyst, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hersch Leon Pachter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc 6c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hersch Pachter is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Pachter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Pachter include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Pachter attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Whipple Procedure, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (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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