Kelly Oggero, MD, provides laparoscopic colectomy – minimally invasive surgery to remove of all or part of the large intestine – at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. He recommends this health library article to learn more about the procedure and what to expect before, during and after surgery.
About Dr. Oggero
A general surgeon with
Wellmont Medical Associates, Dr. Oggero is committed to providing leading-edge clinical expertise accompanied by honest, clear and thorough communication. Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Oggero has a special interest and extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery, as well as surgical oncology.
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