We found 16 providers matching appendectomy and who accept United Healthcare Choice near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Balasubramaniam speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She obtained her medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Balasubramaniam accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Busisiwe Maseko, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anne Alaniz practices gynecologic oncology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and endometriosis. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Alaniz graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Alaniz has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alaniz accepts. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Female Urologic Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Bluhm's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bluhm is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Joseph Aramburo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Aramburo is a general surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Aramburo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Meharry Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia, Appendectomy, Small Intestine Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Wesley Adam Mayer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 305
Sugar Land, 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. Dieu rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo's specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ngo include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ngo is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. Dr. Ngo is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Fisher's medical specialty is general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Fisher welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly S Dempsey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, 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

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

Dr. Robert Morgan Hillery, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert Hillery is a specialist in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, amputees, and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hillery takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Circumcision, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Laser Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Scar Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Wylie Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Moore practices general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include minor surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Moore studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for his residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo Padron Ponce De Leon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon practices general surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Ponce De Leon's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ponce De Leon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. William Clay Albrecht, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. William Albrecht is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Albrecht include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and colon cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Albrecht graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Albrecht's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Michael Todd Wood, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; #360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Wood sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Wood's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Timothy E Oppermann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16605 Southwest Freeway, Mob 3; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Oppermann, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Oppermann is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Oppermann is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Other
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. James Wallace works as a general surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Wallace's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wallace accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Wallace welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Ashish Saharia, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Saharia specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, cancer surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Saharia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Saharia is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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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