We found 10 providers matching appendectomy and who accept Humana Simplicity 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 is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, breast issues, and robotic surgery. Dr. McGregor is affiliated with Meritas Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McGregor has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, 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. Brian Wittek's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Wittek has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wittek include: American College of Surgeons; American Board of Surgery; and Alpha Omega Alpha. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Wittek's practice 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)

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

Dr. Robert Winfield specializes in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Winfield include concussion, intensive care, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Winfield is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Winfield studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida.

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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 is a pediatric surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schropp include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), crohn's disease, and anal fissures. Dr. Schropp's hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Schropp honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Jon Gengler practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Gengler is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for his residency. Dr. Gengler honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Failing focuses on colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Failing honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Failing has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Reardon is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Reardon is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Reardon welcomes 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 specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Werner honors. Dr. Werner studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Gregory Eason is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Eason include colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Fairview Hospital, Dr. Eason attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Justin Green specializes in trauma surgery. Dr. Green is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include intensive care, small bowel resection, and colectomy (colon resection). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Green attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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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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