Appendectomy -- Laparoscopic Surgery

An appendectomy is the removal of the appendix. The appendix is a small, blind-ended tube that is attached to the large intestine.

  • Call Your Doctor

    Call your doctor if any of these occur:

    • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
    • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge at the incision sites
    • Cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, or severe nausea or vomiting
    • Increased abdominal pain
    • Persistent nausea and/or vomiting
    • Lightheadedness or fainting
    • Passing blood in the stool

    If you think you have an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition

    An appendectomy is the removal of the appendix. The appendix is a small, blind-ended tube that is attached to the large intestine.

  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure


    An appendectomy is most often done as an emergency operation to treat
    appendicitis
    . Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. It can be caused by an infection or obstruction.

    Inflamed Appendix
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  • Possible Complications