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Are there any risks with removing your appendix?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Yes.

The appendix serves no function that we are aware of, therefore, people do very well without one.
If caught early and removed prior to rupture, appendectomy is a low-risk procedure, with low complication rates comparable to any abdominal surgery. If the appendix has ruptured, there is a risk of developing a delayed infection weeks after surgery.

In brief: Yes.

The appendix serves no function that we are aware of, therefore, people do very well without one.
If caught early and removed prior to rupture, appendectomy is a low-risk procedure, with low complication rates comparable to any abdominal surgery. If the appendix has ruptured, there is a risk of developing a delayed infection weeks after surgery.
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