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Dr. Antonio Altamirano Castaneda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 777
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Antonio Castaneda is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castaneda include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and trigger point injections. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Castaneda studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Castaneda is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Travis Wolfe Crudup, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup is a general surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Crudup is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. Dr. Crudup takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Crudup has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

Dr. Domingo Keng Tan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1001 College Avenue; Suite B
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Domingo Tan's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tan honors. Dr. Tan studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Tan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Nissen ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Edwin Brooks, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2260 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Brooks is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brooks include tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Brooks takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Howard University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
800 8th Avenue; Suite 116
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Leslie Reddell is a physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Reddell's areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and incisional hernia. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
1821 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mark Collins specializes in general surgery and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroid problems, and open hernia repair. Patient ratings for Dr. Collins average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins honors. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Collins has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Trung D Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
900 West Magnolia Avenue; Suite Suite 201
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Trung Nguyen is a general surgeon. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Rectal Problems, ... (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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