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Can you explain how an appendectomy is done?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
General Surgery: Appendectomy is one of the most common operations performed by a general surgeon. The traditional operation involves making a 1"-3" incision in the right lower abdomen; this operation can also be performed via laparoscopy using 3 small incisions. Either way, the surgery requires general anesthesia, and the appendix is permanently removed along with it's adjacent blood supply.
Answered on Mar 7, 2018
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Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience in Trauma Surgery
I would agree. There is no clear advantage to one procedure over the other in most patients. In some advanced cases of appendicitis, a laparotomy is warranted (larger incision in middle of abdomen).
Dec 28, 2011

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