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Dr Rafael Lugo MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Rafael Lugo is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lugo include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Lugo is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lugo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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

Edward Manuel Piña MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.94 stars out of 5 (35 ratings)
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Edward Pina is a general surgery specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pina's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, eyelid surgery, and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pina is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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

S Manny Ayyar MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar is a medical specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayyar include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Ayyar a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ayyar attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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

Jorge I Leiva MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Leiva speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Leiva include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for his residency. Patients rated Dr. Leiva highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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

Wade Ronald Rosenberg MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.39 stars out of 5 (165 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Wade Rosenberg is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg honors. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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

Dr Anne Le MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Anne Le practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Le include warts, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Health - Sugar Land Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le honors. Dr. Le is open to new patients. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

All Interests: Warts, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resect ... (Read more)

Dr Lee Mathew Morris MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.79 stars out of 5 (105 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Lee Morris is a general surgeon. Dr. Morris is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Morris graduated from Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Morris's training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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

Dr Kelly S Dempsey MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.21 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Kelly Dempsey practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Clinical interests for Dr. Dempsey include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Dempsey is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dempsey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her 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, Th ... (Read more)

Dr Kyle Wayne Stephens MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.86 stars out of 5 (92 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Kyle Stephens' medical specialty is general surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Stephens takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Stephens completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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

Patrick Ray Reardon MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.78 stars out of 5 (121 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Patrick Reardon is a general surgeon in Houston, TX. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Reardon include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Reardon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Reardon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Reardon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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

Wesley A Mayer MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 Cambridge Street; 10th Floor, Suite 10 B
Houston, TX

Dr. Wesley Mayer is an urologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mayer attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayer accepts. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Transurethral Resection o ... (Read more)

Mr Robert Anthony Ochoa Jr MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.93 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Robert Ochoa is a medical specialist in general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ochoa include crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and gallstones. Dr. Ochoa is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ochoa's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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

Michael Maurie Reader MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.77 stars out of 5 (114 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Michael Reader, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Reader's clinical interests: stomach surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients rated Dr. Reader highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 Surgery, ... (Read more)

Todd A Worley MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.94 stars out of 5 (205 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Todd Worley's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. Dr. Worley is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Patients gave Dr. Worley an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Worley welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Minor Surgery, Obesity, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Appen ... (Read more)

Vadim Sherman MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.82 stars out of 5 (247 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Vadim Sherman is a medical specialist in general surgery. His clinical interests include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. Patients gave Dr. Sherman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman's education and training includes medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disea ... (Read more)

Brian J Dunkin MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.84 stars out of 5 (45 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Brian Dunkin works as a general surgeon in Houston, TX. Patients rated Dr. Dunkin highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dunkin include cancer surgery, minor surgery, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Dunkin graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Appendectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems ... (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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