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is appendix surgery dangerous?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
No.: An appendectomy is one of the most common and straightforward operations performed by general surgeons. The risk of surgery is primarily related to the overall health of the patient. With acute appendicitis, the appendix, by definition, is "infected". Therefore, most complications are related to one's response to infection. Most people are home in a day-or-two and back to normal in a few wks.
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
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Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Yes: Every surgery holds some risk.
Answered on Sep 1, 2015
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