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

Dr. Rafael Lugo is a general surgery specialist in Shenandoah, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lugo at an average of 4.5 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. Lugo honors. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lugo is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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. Mary L Brandt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3023 Kirby Drive; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Brandt include minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Brandt is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brandt has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Edward Piña is a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Piña takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Piña welcomes 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. Lixana Vega Vega, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Vega Vega's clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and skin biopsy. She is rated highly by her patients. 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 is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Vega Vega is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Treneth Paul Baker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Treneth Baker is a general surgery specialist. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, minor surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Baker's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Baker is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston Methodist, and The Woman's Hospital of Texas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Baker's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Gallstones, Biliary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Leiva include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Leiva's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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. Erik B Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kelly Dempsey works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Dempsey a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dempsey is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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' specialties are adult critical care and general surgery. He practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Texas City, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Stephens is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Stephens attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Stephens completed a residency program 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. Robert Anthony Ochoa Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Ochoa is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Ochoa attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and gallstones. Patient ratings for Dr. Ochoa average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Ochoa is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. Lee Mathew Morris, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lee Morris works as a general practitioner and general surgeon. He is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. Patients gave Dr. Morris an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Morris is professionally 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. Sammy E Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sammy Khoury practices general surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Khoury's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoury is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Khoury trained at Lankenau Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Wade Rosenberg works as a general surgeon in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Rosenberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rosenberg studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosenberg's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. Patrick Reardon practices general surgery in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Reardon is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Reardon's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Reardon is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Vadim Sherman's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Sherman's areas of expertise include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. His 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Sherman average 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 general surgery specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Reader a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: stomach surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reader is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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