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Is appendix surgery dangerous?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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7 doctors agree

In brief: No.

An appendectomy is one of the most common and straightforward operations performed by general surgeons.
The risk of surgery is primarily related to the overall health of the patient. With acute appendicitis, the appendix, by definition, is "infected". Therefore, most complications are related to one's response to infection. Most people are home in a day-or-two and back to normal in a few wks.

In brief: No.

An appendectomy is one of the most common and straightforward operations performed by general surgeons.
The risk of surgery is primarily related to the overall health of the patient. With acute appendicitis, the appendix, by definition, is "infected". Therefore, most complications are related to one's response to infection. Most people are home in a day-or-two and back to normal in a few wks.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Every surgery holds some risk.

In brief: Yes

Every surgery holds some risk.
Dr. Evert Eriksson
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