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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Patrick McGregor specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures, breast issues, and robotic surgery. Dr. McGregor is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGregor honors. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. McGregor attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Aspiration, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Fistula, Hernia ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 625
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Wittek is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wittek attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American College of Surgeons; American Board of Surgery; and Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Wittek is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Aspiration, Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Fistula, Hernia ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. F. Werner is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Werner include colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Werner is affiliated with Meritas Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Werner attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Aspiration, Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Fistula, Hernia ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Eason's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Fairview Hospital's residency program. Dr. Eason has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Eason has an open panel.

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All Interests: Aspiration, Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Fistula, Hernia ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jon Gengler specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery and practices in North Kansas City, MO. His areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Gengler honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Gengler is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Aspiration, Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Fistula, Hernia ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 625
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Trent Failing's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Failing is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Failing is affiliated with Meritas Health. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Aspiration, Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Fistula, Hernia ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 312
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Reardon is a medical specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Reardon honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Reardon is affiliated with Meritas Health. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Aspiration, Thyroid Surgery, Removal of Lesion, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Fistula, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt P Schropp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Pediatric Surg Room 3032 Delp Mail
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kurt Schropp is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Schropp is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Breast Biopsy, Immunization, Ear ... (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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