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Dr. Antonio J Ramirez, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Ramirez works as a general surgeon. Dr. Ramirez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. He speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Rueda Halili, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Halili specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Halili takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Filipino. Dr. Halili's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colon Problems, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Fuad Shahin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Shahin is a general surgeon in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Dr. Shahin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Anoscopy, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Napoleon N Estrada, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Napoleon Estrada's specialty is general surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, he performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Estrada speaks Filipino. Dr. Estrada is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Lymphadenectomy, ... (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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