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

Dr. Mary Brandt's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Dr. Brandt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Brandt attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brandt has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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All Interests: Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Fistula, Splenectomy, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Subramanyam Manny Ayyar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Ayyar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Ayyar attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ayyar is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Vega Vega include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and skin biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vega Vega attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Vega Vega welcomes 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)

Dr. Jorge I Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Leiva takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wesley Mayer is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Mayer attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, ... (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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