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

Dr. Ruben Sandoval specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sandoval's clinical interests include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sandoval's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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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 surgeon in Dallas, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Henry attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Henry include lipoma, laparoscopic splenectomy, and laparoscopic gastrostomy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program. Dr. Henry is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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 practices colon & rectal surgery. Her clinical interests include fistula, sigmoidoscopy, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anandam accepts. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Anandam is 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 practices surgery. Dr. White studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include laparoscopic splenectomy, open splenectomy, and small bowel resection. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. White is professionally 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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Peters is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peters include cancer, anal fistula, and crohn's disease. Dr. Peters takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Peters is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Anal Fistula, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,292 - $1,820
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,292 - $1,793
Dr. James W Fleshman Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue; Department of Surgery, 1st Floor Roberts
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Fleshman is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Fleshman is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fleshman's clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and diverticular disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fleshman honors. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Anorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Tower, Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith is a general surgeon. His clinical interests include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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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