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Dr. Rafael A Lugo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rafael Lugo is a medical specialist in general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Lugo speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lugo include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lugo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Laparoscopic Nissen ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Piña's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Piña is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piña include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Piña's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar, who practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Ayyar's clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ayyar average 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for residency. Dr. Ayyar is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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)

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

Dr. Jorge Leiva specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Leiva's areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for residency. Dr. Leiva is rated highly by his patients. 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. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Kelly S Seymour Dempsey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Dempsey is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Dempsey average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dempsey's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Breast Cancer Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Wayne Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kyle Stephens is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Texas City, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stephens's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stephens's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Endoscopy, Skin Lesions, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Mathew Morris, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lee Morris specializes in general surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Morris's clinical interests include stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Morris is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Wade Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wade Rosenberg's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rosenberg is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Anthony Ochoa Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Ochoa specializes in general surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ochoa include crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and gallstones. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Ochoa has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Scar ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Ray Reardon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Reardon's specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reardon include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Reardon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Reardon graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Obesity, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wesley Mayer is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Dr. Mayer's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mayer attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Sammy E Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sammy Khoury practices general surgery. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patients gave Dr. Khoury an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoury takes. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Khoury attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Khoury is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vadim Sherman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; 16th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vadim Sherman is a general surgeon in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sherman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Sherman trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sherman is affiliated with Texas Children's 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: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Maurie Reader, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reader is a medical specialist in general surgery. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Reader at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reader has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Stomach Surgery, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Edward Caplan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Caplan's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Caplan's clinical interests: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and thyroid surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Caplan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Todd A Worley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Worley is a general surgeon in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Worley include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. Dr. Worley has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Worley honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Worley's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , 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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