We found 7 providers matching appendectomy and who accept United Healthcare HSA near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Nancy Puzziferri, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Puzziferri specializes in surgery. She is especially interested in laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic appendectomy. Dr. Puzziferri's professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Puzziferri attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Puzziferri include: Student National Medical Association President's Award; Public Health Service Certificate of Recognition; and Un of Wisconsin Medical School Student Leadership and Service Award. Dr. Puzziferri is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Gallstones, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 958
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens' medical specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Stephens performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Stephens speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry's specialty is surgery. His clinical interests include lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. Dr. Henry is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Henry has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendectomy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Celine Bergen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Bergen is a physician who specializes in surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in appendectomy and hernia surgery. Dr. Bergen is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bergen honors. She obtained her medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors, 2004-2011 Texas Monthly; and Southwestern Academy of Teachers Distinguished Teaching Professor.

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All Interests: Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Dr. Steven Gary Leeds, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Leeds' area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Leeds is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Appendectomy, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Tower, Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith's specialty is general surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His clinical interests include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Appendectomy, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz's area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Schatz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schatz is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (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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