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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castaneda include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and heller myotomy. Dr. Castaneda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Castaneda attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 practices general surgery in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Tan is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Chinese. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Tan's practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Leslie Reddell is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among Dr. Reddell's clinical interests: lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and incisional hernia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at 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 Fort Worth. Dr. Reddell welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Michael Brooks sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Brooks attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Howard University Hospital. His areas of expertise include tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Brooks has an open panel.

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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)

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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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