KUMS / services / Appendectomy

Appendectomy is a procedure to remove the appendix, which is a small, tube-like part of the intestine. Often, when a person has an infected and inflamed appendix (appendicitis), it needs to be done immediately. Also known as appendectomy. An appendectomy is usually performed because the appendix is inflamed or ruptured.
Appendectomy is mostly performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia and open abdominal incision, but it can also be performed with a laparoscope.