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Nancy Puzziferri MD
Specializes in Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Puzziferri is a specialist in surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Puzziferri include laparoscopic splenectomy, open splenectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. Her professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Puzziferri 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 speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Splenectomy, Open ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry is a medical specialist in surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Henry include lipoma, laparoscopic splenectomy, and laparoscopic gastrostomy. Dr. Henry is affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Henry attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Henry include: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Jill Stanley Stephenson M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.95 stars (52 ratings)
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 910
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jill Stephenson's medical specialty is general surgery. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephenson include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and colon cancer. Dr. Stephenson is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Stephenson's medical residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sports Health, Incisional Hernia, Abdominal Cancer, Lower Back Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Jeffrey S. Stephens M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 958
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens, who practices in Rockwall, TX, Kaufman, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Stephens accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Stephens's medical residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stephens is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Steven Leeds' area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Leeds studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Patricia Celine Bergen MD
Specializes in Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Bergen practices surgery. Her areas of expertise consist of appendectomy and hernia surgery. She is professionally affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Bergen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Bergen attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors, 2004-2011 Texas Monthly; and Southwestern Academy of Teachers Distinguished Teaching Professor.

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All Interests: Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery

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

Dr. Bruce Smith's medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and gastric neurostimulator. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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