We found 4 providers matching appendectomy and who accept Coventry near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Antonio Castaneda specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Castaneda is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Castaneda attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, Burns, Kidney Transplant, Heller Myotomy, Mohs ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Tan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Tan is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese.

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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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brooks honors. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). He welcomes new patients.

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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 Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among her clinical interests: lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and incisional hernia. She is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Reddell studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

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