We found 5 providers matching appendectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Mary L Brandt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brandt takes. Dr. Brandt attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Brandt has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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All Interests: Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Subramanyam Manny Ayyar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's medical specialty is general surgery. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Ayyar attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ayyar speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge I Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leiva has an open panel. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Vega Vega's clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and skin biopsy. She is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vega Vega is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Dr. Wesley Adam Mayer, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wesley Mayer sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mayer attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Dr. Mayer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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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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