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

Dr. Rafael Lugo is a general surgery specialist. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Lugo's clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lugo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Edward Piña is a specialist in general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Piña include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Piña has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar specializes in general surgery and practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Ayyar average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Ayyar attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ayyar's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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. 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 in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leiva include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Leiva is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He 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. Kelly S Seymour Dempsey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Dempsey's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Dempsey's areas of expertise include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dempsey honors. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Dempsey has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Breast Cancer Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kyle Stephens is a general surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Stephens average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Stephens is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Stephens honors 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. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Lee Morris is a general surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Morris average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Morris takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Stomach ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wade Rosenberg sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosenberg at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Ochoa is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Ochoa is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ochoa include crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and gallstones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ochoa takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Ochoa is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Scar ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patrick Reardon is a specialist in general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Reardon's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reardon has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Obesity, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wesley Mayer is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Dr. Mayer's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mayer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 general surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, minor surgery, and colon cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Dunkin is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Dunkin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Sammy Khoury's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Khoury's clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoury attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He 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. Vadim Sherman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; 16th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vadim Sherman is a general surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Sherman is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman takes. Dr. Sherman obtained his medical school training at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sherman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Michael Maurie Reader, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reader works as a general surgeon in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Reader include stomach surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Reader is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Reader at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Richard Caplan practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Caplan is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Caplan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Caplan graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Caplan has an open panel.

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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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