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How bad is appendix surgery?
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Dr. Jon Krook
Surgery
11 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
If your appendix is not ruptured, you should be able to go home the next day.
If ruptured, you will likely require multiple days of IV antibiotics and days in the hospital. Some patients, if done laparoscopically and their appendix is not ruptured, can go home the same day.

In brief: Depends
If your appendix is not ruptured, you should be able to go home the next day.
If ruptured, you will likely require multiple days of IV antibiotics and days in the hospital. Some patients, if done laparoscopically and their appendix is not ruptured, can go home the same day.
Dr. Jon Krook
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
In brief: Not bad
Usually not bad if done laparoscopically and before the appendix ruptures.
Back to work in a week or less.

In brief: Not bad
Usually not bad if done laparoscopically and before the appendix ruptures.
Back to work in a week or less.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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