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

Dr. Nancy Puzziferri is a specialist in surgery. She works in Dallas, TX. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic appendectomy. She is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Puzziferri takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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 speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry is a surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henry include lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Henry attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Henry has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens, who practices in Rockwall, TX, Kaufman, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Stephens attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Stephens's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Steven Leeds sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Leeds include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leeds honors. Dr. Leeds graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Leeds 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. Patricia Celine Bergen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Bergen specializes in surgery and practices in Dallas, TX. These areas are among Dr. Bergen's clinical interests: appendectomy and hernia surgery. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Bergen graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Tower, Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith practices general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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All Interests: Appendectomy, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Splenectomy, ... (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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