We found 7 providers with an interest in colectomy and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Mayfield Heights, OH.

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Dr. William J OBrien, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Suite 421
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. William Obrien's area of specialization is general surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Obrien's areas of expertise include breast pain, pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Obrien attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. He is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest 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 Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gurland include female incontinence, anal fistula, and perianal abscess. Her professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Beachwood Family Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Gurland attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , total colectomy (total colon removal)

All Interests: Rectocele, Pain, Female Incontinence, Perianal Abscess, Colon Polyps, Bladder Problems, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas E Garofalo, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Tom Garofalo practices colon & rectal surgery in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Twinsburg, OH. Patient ratings for Dr. Garofalo average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include anoscopy, perianal abscess, and colon polyps. Dr. Garofalo is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, Dr. Garofalo attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Garofalo is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Research, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Tracy L Hull, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Tracy Hull works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hull include female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and anoscopy. Dr. Hull is professionally affiliated with Beachwood Family Health Center and 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 completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy, total colectomy (total colon removal)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Anoscopy, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meagan M Costedio, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Meagan Costedio is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Costedio include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. She is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Willoughby Hills Family Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Costedio graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Costedio is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), total colectomy (total colon removal)

All Interests: Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James A Malgieri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road, Mc Hillcrest, Department of General Surgery; Suite 421
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. James Malgieri practices general surgery in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Garfield Heights, OH. Dr. Malgieri has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malgieri include breast pain, pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), and inguinal hernia. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital (Mayfield Heights, OH) and Marymount Hospital. Dr. Malgieri accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Pancreatectomy, Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Katherine Carneval, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2570 Som Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Mary Carneval is a specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carneval include breast pain, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and benign soft tissue tumor. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Marymount Hospital. Before performing her residency at South Pointe Hospital, Dr. Carneval attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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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