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Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balasubramaniam include warts, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Balasubramaniam attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Mayo Clinic. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balasubramaniam has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm is a general surgeon in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. He has a special interest in thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. Dr. Bluhm is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Bluhm completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Bluhm is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Busisiwe Maseko, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anne Alaniz's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alaniz include paget's disease, crohn's disease, and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Alaniz is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Alaniz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Female ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Wylie Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Moore is a general surgery specialist in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: minor surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Moore is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Moore a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Dieu rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo is a general surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Ngo's areas of expertise include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ngo is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly S Seymour Dempsey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Dempsey is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Dempsey has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Dempsey is 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, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Clay Albrecht, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. William Albrecht's area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, breast surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Albrecht honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Albrecht is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Charles Joseph Aramburo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Aramburo is a general surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Aramburo an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Aramburo attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. Dr. Aramburo's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia, Appendectomy, Small Intestine Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Guillermo Padron Ponce De Leon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Ponce De Leon's clinical interests include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. On average, patients gave Dr. Ponce De Leon a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Fisher is a general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Fisher's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Fisher average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Wesley Adam Mayer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 305
Sugar Land, 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)

Dr. Robert Morgan Hillery, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert Hillery is a specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hillery include thyroid problems, amputees, and minor surgery. Dr. Hillery is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hillery has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Circumcision, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Laser Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Scar Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Todd Wood, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; #360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Wood is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Wood a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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

Dr. Timothy E Oppermann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16605 Southwest Freeway, Mob 3; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Oppermann sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Oppermann's clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Oppermann is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oppermann has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Oppermann is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Specializes in General Surgery, Other
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. James Wallace, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Wallace's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Wallace has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

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Dr. Ashish Saharia, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Saharia specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, cancer surgery, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saharia takes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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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