We found 5 providers matching appendectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Houston, TX.

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Mary Brandt MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3023 Kirby Drive; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brandt's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. 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. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brandt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Splenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

S. Manny Ayyar MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Ayyar graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayyar include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Ayyar has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ayyar has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

Lixana Vega Vega MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.7 stars (205 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vega Vega include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and skin biopsy. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vega Vega takes. She attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Vega Vega is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Problems, Skin Biopsy, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Jorge I. Leiva MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.81 stars (4 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Leiva an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Leiva trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leiva is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Wesley A. Mayer MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wesley Mayer is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Mayer's areas of expertise include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Transurethral Resection ... (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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