We found 4 providers matching appendectomy and who accept Coventry near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Antonio Castaneda practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castaneda include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and heller myotomy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Castaneda completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Castaneda is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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 is a general surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Tan 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 practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddell include lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and incisional hernia. Dr. Reddell is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Fort Worth. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at 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 works as a general surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Brooks include tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. He takes 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)

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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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