Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. An appendectomy refers to the surgical removal of the appendix, which is located in the right lower side of the abdomen. This surgical procedure is commonly performed as an emergency surgery to treat appendicitis. Appendectomy may be performed laparoscopically or as an open operation. Dr. Mastakov will discuss with you which type of surgery is best for you.

Further Reading:

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ConditionsAndTreatments/appendectomy

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