We found 6 providers matching appendectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Nancy Puzziferri, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Puzziferri's medical specialty is surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: laparoscopic splenectomy, open splenectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Puzziferri honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Puzziferri attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. She has received professional recognition including the following: Student National Medical Association President's Award; Public Health Service Certificate of Recognition; and Un of Wisconsin Medical School Student Leadership and Service Award. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Puzziferri's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Gallstones, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 958
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens' area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stephens attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stephens's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry is a surgeon in Dallas, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Henry attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Henry include lipoma, laparoscopic splenectomy, and laparoscopic gastrostomy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program. Dr. Henry is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendectomy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Gary Leeds, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Leeds, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Leeds include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Leeds takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Appendectomy, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Celine Bergen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Bergen practices surgery in Dallas, TX. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among Dr. Bergen's clinical interests: appendectomy and hernia surgery. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bergen include: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors, 2004-2011 Texas Monthly; and Southwestern Academy of Teachers Distinguished Teaching Professor. Dr. Bergen is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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All Interests: Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Dr. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Tower, Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith is a general surgeon. His clinical interests include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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All Interests: Appendectomy, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Splenectomy, ... (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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