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

Dr. Nancy Puzziferri is a surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Puzziferri include laparoscopic splenectomy, open splenectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received distinctions including Student National Medical Association President's Award; Public Health Service Certificate of Recognition; and Un of Wisconsin Medical School Student Leadership and Service Award. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Puzziferri is affiliated with 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, Lymph Node Problems, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry is a surgery specialist. His clinical interests include lipoma, laparoscopic splenectomy, and laparoscopic gastrostomy. Dr. Henry is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henry takes. His distinctions 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. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 958
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens is a specialist in general surgery. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Stephens attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Stephens 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Stephens welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Steven Leeds works as a general surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Leeds is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of 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 specializes in surgery. Dr. Bergen's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has a special interest in appendectomy and hernia surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including 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's medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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