We found 10 providers matching appendectomy and who accept Humana Bronze near North Kansas City, MO.

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Patrick McGregor's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. McGregor's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, breast issues, and robotic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McGregor has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Breast-Conserving ... (Read more)

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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2031
Kansas City, 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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 625
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Wittek specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Wittek is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wittek has received include American College of Surgeons; American Board of Surgery; and Alpha Omega Alpha. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Breast-Conserving ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 625
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Trent Failing works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Failing is affiliated with Meritas Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Failing accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Failing is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Breast-Conserving ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Reardon's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reardon's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reardon honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Reardon has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Breast-Conserving ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jon Gengler sees patients in North Kansas City, MO. His medical specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Gengler has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Breast-Conserving ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. F. Werner is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He works in North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Werner's clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Werner is affiliated with Meritas Health. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Breast-Conserving ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Eason's medical specialty is general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Eason is affiliated with Meritas Health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eason has an open panel. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Fairview Hospital for residency.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Breast-Conserving ... (Read more)

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)

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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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