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

Dr. Ruben Sandoval is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sandoval's clinical interests include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Sandoval attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. His clinical interests include lipoma, laparoscopic splenectomy, and laparoscopic gastrostomy. Dr. Henry is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henry takes. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program.

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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 sees patients in Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anandam include fistula, sigmoidoscopy, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Anandam attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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's specialty is surgery. Dr. White's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic splenectomy, open splenectomy, and small bowel resection. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for her residency. She is 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)

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. Dr. Peters's areas of expertise include cancer, anal fistula, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peters is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Tumor, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, ... (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's medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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