We found 8 providers matching appendectomy and who accept Humana HMO near Overland Park, KS.

Dr. Robert D Winfield, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Robert Winfield is a specialist in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, intensive care, and gallstones. Dr. Winfield is affiliated with Christian Hospital and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a graduate of Shands at the University of Florida's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Appendicitis, Gallstones, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Sepsis, Brain Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt P Schropp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
10550 Quivira Road; Suite 520
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Kurt Schropp's specialty is pediatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schropp's clinical interests include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), crohn's disease, and anal fissures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Schropp is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Phimosis, Appendicitis, Breast Augmentation, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua S Langert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
10730 Nall Avenue; #101
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Joshua Langert's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langert accepts. Dr. Langert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, HCA Midwest Physicians, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colon Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Jonathan Kaye, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
12200 W 106th Street; #400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Adam Kaye is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Overland Park, KS. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, rib fracture, and incisional hernia. Dr. Kaye has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with HCA Midwest Physicians and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Inguinal Hernia, Thyroid Surgery, Umbilical Hernia, Breast Augmentation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Pruitt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
College Park Family Care Center - Specialty Office; 10600 Mastin St Entrance A
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Robert Pruitt is a general surgeon in Overland Park, KS. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Pruitt takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Justin Green is a specialist in trauma surgery. He works in Kansas City, KS. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Green's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, small bowel resection, and colectomy (colon resection). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Green attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Austin Wayne Lehr, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
10730 Nall Avenue; Suite 101
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Austin Lehr is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Lehr is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lehr include da vinci surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Doctors Hospital, Dr. Lehr attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, HCA Midwest Physicians, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. John Sams Goza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
College Park Family Care Center - Specialty Office; 10600 Mastin St Entrance A
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Goza sees patients in Overland Park, KS. His medical specialty is general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goza's hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

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What is Appendectomy?

Appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix, a finger-shaped pouch attached to the large bowel. While this procedure can treat small appendix tumors, it is most commonly performed for appendicitis, a condition characterized by an infected appendix. Appendicitis can cause an appendix to rupture, or burst open. A ruptured appendix can only be treated with an appendectomy. For an unruptured appendix, if antibiotics alone are sufficient to cure the infection, an appendectomy is considered a preventive measure.

There are two approaches to performing an appendectomy: open or laparoscopic. In the open approach, a large incision is made on the lower right portion of the belly, through which the appendix is taken out. The laparoscopic method requires one to three tiny cuts on the abdomen, where surgical instruments are passed through, allowing the surgeon to remove the appendix without making a large incision. This approach is less invasive than the open procedure, but it cannot be performed if the infection is at an advanced stage or if the appendix has ruptured.

Appendectomies typically require a hospital stay of about one to two days. In some cases, the laparoscopic approach may be done as a day procedure. Removal of an unruptured appendix requires about a week off from work or school, and recovery from a ruptured appendix takes roughly twice as long. Strenuous activities like lifting or working out should be avoided for about two weeks following an open appendectomy and about five days following a laparoscopic appendectomy.

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