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Dr. Travis Wolfe Crudup M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. Dr. Crudup's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Crudup attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Crudup's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio A. Castaneda M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 777
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Antonio Castaneda works as a general surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and heller myotomy. Dr. Castaneda takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Castaneda attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Castaneda is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Colectomy, Kidney Transplant, Heller Myotomy, Mohs Surgery, Excision, Mastectomy, Open Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Domingo Tan practices general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Tan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Tan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Leslie Reddell's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, open inguinal hernia repair, and umbilical hernia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddell attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Fort Worth. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , open appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Michael Brooks is a general surgery specialist. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Brooks's areas of expertise include tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Brooks's practice is open to 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)

Trung D. Nguyen MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
900 W Magnolia Avenue; Suite 201
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Trung Nguyen is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Nguyen's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.71 stars (7 ratings)
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mark Collins' area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroid problems, and open hernia repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Collins attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

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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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