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Dr. Rafael A Lugo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rafael Lugo's area of specialization is general surgery. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Lugo's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lugo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Laparoscopic Nissen ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Ayyar's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ayyar graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ayyar is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Piña's specialty is general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Piña average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Piña's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Piña is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Leiva practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. For his residency, Dr. Leiva trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Leiva average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leiva speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Wesley Mayer is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mayer include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Mayer attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian James Dunkin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Dunkin is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunkin include cancer surgery, minor surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Dunkin is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dunkin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly S Dempsey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Dempsey specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Dempsey is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Patient ratings for Dr. Dempsey average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dempsey honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Vadim Sherman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; 16th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vadim Sherman specializes in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Sherman is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Sherman has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Kyle Wayne Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kyle Stephens, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Texas City, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Stephens's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Stephens is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Endoscopy, Skin Lesions, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Edward Caplan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Caplan specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include breast cancer surgery, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Caplan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Todd A Worley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Worley is a general surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Worley is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Worley include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. Dr. Worley is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Worley graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Worley has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Lee Mathew Morris, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lee Morris' medical specialty is general surgery. Patients gave Dr. Morris an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Morris attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Sammy E Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sammy Khoury specializes in general surgery. Dr. Khoury's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Khoury is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wade Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wade Rosenberg's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rosenberg graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenberg average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Robert Anthony Ochoa Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Ochoa is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ochoa studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ochoa is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ochoa is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Patrick Ray Reardon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Reardon's area of specialization is general surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Reardon is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Reardon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reardon has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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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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