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Dr. Travis Wolfe Crudup, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup practices general surgery in Fort Worth, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Crudup include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crudup honors. Dr. Crudup's practice is open to new patients. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Altamirano Castaneda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 777
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Antonio Castaneda is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He 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 Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castaneda include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and heller myotomy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Castaneda is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, Burns, Kidney Transplant, Heller Myotomy, Mohs ... (Read more)

Dr. Domingo Keng Tan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1001 College Avenue; Suite B
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Domingo Tan practices general surgery in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Nissen ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
800 8th Avenue; Suite 116
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Leslie Reddell is a specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She works in Fort Worth, TX. Her areas of expertise include lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and incisional hernia. Her professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Reddell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Edwin Brooks, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2260 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Brooks' area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Brooks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Trung D Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
900 W Magnolia Avenue; Suite 201
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Trung Nguyen's area of specialization is general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nguyen trained at St. Joseph's Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Nguyen an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mark Collins works as a general surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Collins attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroid problems, and open hernia repair. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Collins has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, ... (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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