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Can you explain how an appendectomy is done?

Can you explain how an appendectomy is done?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Lister
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Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more


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Can an appendectomy be done under local or general anaesthetics?

Can an appendectomy be done under local or general anaesthetics?

General anesthesia: Appendectomy is generally done under general anesthesia. While I have done them under local anesthesia, it is not in the best interest of the patient and surgeon to do so. ...Read more

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Can Appendectomy be done without general anesthesia?

Can Appendectomy be done without general anesthesia?

NO: NO. BECAUSE THE SURGEON NEEDS THE PATIENT MUSCLE TO BE COMPLETELY RELAXED ,AND THAT IS DONE ONLY WITH GENERAL ANESTHESIA. IT COULD BE DONE UNDER REGIONAL/LOCAL AND IV SEDATION BUT NOT EASY AND NOT PAINLES,NOT VERY SAFE. ...Read more

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I have an indented appendectomy scar. What can be done about it? Would it improve greatly? Thanks

I have an indented appendectomy scar. What can be done about it? Would it improve greatly? Thanks

Only plastic surgery: If it is a big concern to you, you should consult a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist.Lasers may be able to correct it or you may need fillers otherwise leave it alone. ...Read more

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I had a laproscopic appendectomy 2 weeks ago and have just been very stressed and slammed a door, now I've got a lot of pain. Could I have done damage?

I had a laproscopic appendectomy 2 weeks ago and have just been very stressed and slammed a door, now I've got a lot of pain. Could I have done damage?

Possibly: First of all, take a nice big deep breath. I am sorry that stress is getting to you. You cannot let it beat you. It is possible that during your physical outburst, you may have done damage to one of the sutures inside. If the pain persists or gets worse, please see the surgeon who did the operation, or his/her partner soon. If an area near an incision gets hard and painful, see someone sooner b ...Read more

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I had an emergency appendectomy two days ago. The procedure was done laparoscopically. I just found a very large bruise on my penis....Is this norm?

No: Blood from one of the trocar sites may be moving down to the region of the penis. Not normal but can happen on occasion. A small amount of blood under the skin can make give the appearance of a large bruise. Generally not a reason for concern. I would make an appointment to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Breaux
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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more