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Dr. Raymond Frank Georgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 410
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Raymond Georgen practices general surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Georgen's clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Loyola University Hospital, Dr. Georgen attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Kevin Edward Wasco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Kevin Wasco, who practices in Neenah, WI, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wasco include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Wasco is affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Wasco accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Wasco attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school.

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Dr. David James Schultz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. David Schultz practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schultz attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Jeffrey Scott Burkett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Burkett, who practices in Neenah, WI, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. These areas are among Dr. Burkett's clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Burkett's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burkett accepts.

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Dr. Patrick James Brennan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Patrick Brennan is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brennan include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brennan attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Brennan is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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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