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

Dr. Rafael Lugo practices general surgery in Shenandoah, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lugo include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lugo takes. He attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lugo 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: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Laparoscopic Nissen ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

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

Dr. Treneth Paul Baker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Treneth Baker is a general surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include cancer surgery, minor surgery, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Baker at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Baker attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic, and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Gallstones, Biliary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Piña's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Piña's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piña is open to 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 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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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Erik B Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Wilson attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. Dr. Wilson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (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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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Problems, Skin Biopsy, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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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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 specialist in general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dunkin include cancer surgery, minor surgery, and colon cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Dunkin has an open panel.

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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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Dempsey is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Dempsey 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. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Dempsey graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Vadim Sherman's area of specialization is general surgery. He attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. Dr. Sherman's clinical interests include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Sherman has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sherman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kyle Stephens is a general surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Texas City, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stephens honors. Dr. Stephens attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Stephens trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Houston, TX. Patients rated Dr. Caplan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Caplan studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Caplan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Todd Worley's specialty is general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. Dr. Worley is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Worley honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Worley attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Worley has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Minor Surgery, Obesity, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lee Morris' area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Morris is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morris attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Sammy Khoury is a medical specialist in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Khoury is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Khoury's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Lankenau Medical Center for his residency.

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