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Peter Senatore

Colon and Rectal Surgeon

Dr. Peter Senatore is a top Colon and Rectal Surgeon in Vineland, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Peter Senatore is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Peter Senatore is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Peter Senatore is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Vineland, New Jersey, Dr. Peter Senatore is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
37 years Experience
Peter Senatore
  • Vineland, New Jersey
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Does IBS require surgery?

No. IBS is a functional disorder of the motility of the colon. This is treated medically and with diet. There is no role for surgery.

Bleeding after a colonoscopy

Some blood can be from the area where the polyps were removed, but if this is more severe and if you are having significant pain you should contact your doctor and be seen.

What is a colectomy?

Colectomy is the operation to remove a portion of the colon. It involves an incision in the abdomen to remove this. The incision can be smaller if laparoscopic or robotic surgery READ MORE
Colectomy is the operation to remove a portion of the colon. It involves an incision in the abdomen to remove this. The incision can be smaller if laparoscopic or robotic surgery is performed.

Can colon cancer be cured with a surgery?

As long as the cancer has not spread beyond the area that is removed, there is the potential for cure. The chance of cure is greatest when the tumor is confined to the colon wall, READ MORE
As long as the cancer has not spread beyond the area that is removed, there is the potential for cure. The chance of cure is greatest when the tumor is confined to the colon wall, but it can still be cured if advanced as long as all the visible cancer is removed.

Will I be given anesthesia for a colonoscopy?

Yes, it is routine that you receive intravenous sedation. Usually a member of the Department of Anesthesia is present to administer this.

I am a 27 year old man and am about 53 lbs overweight. I have noticed some blood in my stools. Could it be polyps or cancer?

While you are younger than most people who develop polyps and cancers of the large intestine, it is not unheard of for someone your age to have them. In addition, we are seeing READ MORE
While you are younger than most people who develop polyps and cancers of the large intestine, it is not unheard of for someone your age to have them. In addition, we are seeing an increase in the incidence of such cancers in young people. I recommend investigating blood in the stool regardless of your age. A colonoscopy would rule out a problem above the anal canal.

I hope that helps!

Peter J. Senatore, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.