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What is appendectomy?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
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In brief: Surgical procedure

Appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix, a small organ attached to the right colon.
When the appendix goes bad, the best more durable treatment to avoid serious health disruption is an appendectomy, which can be done with traditional open surgery or with a laprascopic approach. Be well.

In brief: Surgical procedure

Appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix, a small organ attached to the right colon.
When the appendix goes bad, the best more durable treatment to avoid serious health disruption is an appendectomy, which can be done with traditional open surgery or with a laprascopic approach. Be well.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Removal of appendix

It is a surgical procedure to remove the appendix.
The appendix is a vestigial structure, that means that at some point during the evolutionary process it did something, but for humans it does not have any significant function. Therefore, if gets infected the current treatment in the United States is removal. Usually laparoscopically, which means with cameras and small 1-2cm holes.

In brief: Removal of appendix

It is a surgical procedure to remove the appendix.
The appendix is a vestigial structure, that means that at some point during the evolutionary process it did something, but for humans it does not have any significant function. Therefore, if gets infected the current treatment in the United States is removal. Usually laparoscopically, which means with cameras and small 1-2cm holes.
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
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In brief: Appendix removal

Surgical procedure, usually done with minimal invasive technique which involves the removal of the appendix.
Very common procedure which most people recover quite well from. As with every surgery, there is risk involved and your surgeon should detail these to you when obtaining consent for the procedure.

In brief: Appendix removal

Surgical procedure, usually done with minimal invasive technique which involves the removal of the appendix.
Very common procedure which most people recover quite well from. As with every surgery, there is risk involved and your surgeon should detail these to you when obtaining consent for the procedure.
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