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How is appendicitis treated now?
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Surgery - Trauma
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In brief: Surgical Removal
There is a growing body of literatures that supports medical (antibiotic) treatment for appendicitis.
This literature is mainly from europe, and is a reflection of their particular medical system. The issue is that appendicitis is definitively treated by surgical intervention (appendectomy) with minimal risk. However, some cases of appendicitis can be cured by antibiotics with a failure rate.

In brief: Surgical Removal
There is a growing body of literatures that supports medical (antibiotic) treatment for appendicitis.
This literature is mainly from europe, and is a reflection of their particular medical system. The issue is that appendicitis is definitively treated by surgical intervention (appendectomy) with minimal risk. However, some cases of appendicitis can be cured by antibiotics with a failure rate.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Dr. Joseph Sucher
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Nonsurgical approach
There is an increasing body of data supporting the use of antibiotics, bowel rest, and drainage of abscesses in acute appendicitis, with some debate regarding weather or not to remove the appendix later.

In brief: Nonsurgical approach
There is an increasing body of data supporting the use of antibiotics, bowel rest, and drainage of abscesses in acute appendicitis, with some debate regarding weather or not to remove the appendix later.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Michael McGonigal
The recurrence rate with nonsurgical treatment is 25% or more. Most people need less time off work and make a faster recovery if they have the appendix removed.
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