We found 6 providers matching appendectomy and who accept Humana HMO near Overland Park, KS.

Dr. Adam Jonathan Kaye, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
12200 W 106th Street; #400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Adam Kaye's medical specialty is general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Kaye's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, rib fracture, and incisional hernia. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kaye attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Kurt P Schropp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
10550 Quivira Road; Suite 520
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Kurt Schropp's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Schropp average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schropp accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. Austin Wayne Lehr, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
10730 Nall Avenue; Suite 101
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Austin Lehr specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include thyroid surgery, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. Dr. Lehr's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Doctors Hospital. Dr. Lehr accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Joshua S Langert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
10730 Nall Avenue; #101
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Joshua Langert is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Langert's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Robert M Pruitt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
College Park Family Care Center - Specialty Office; 10600 Mastin St Entrance A
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Robert Pruitt works as a general surgeon in Overland Park, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Pruitt include thyroid surgery, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. On average, patients gave Dr. Pruitt a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Pruitt obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. John Sams Goza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
College Park Family Care Center - Specialty Office; 10600 Mastin St Entrance A
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Goza sees patients in Overland Park, KS. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Goza studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Goza include thyroid surgery, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goza is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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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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