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Dr. Kim Dorian Keller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 210
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kim Keller's specialty is general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Keller include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Dr. Keller is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Keller takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Warts, Thyroid Problems, Moles, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27700 Northwest Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm practices general surgery in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. Dr. Bluhm's clinical interests include thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bluhm has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge I Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leiva has an open panel. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (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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