An appendectomy is performed to remove the appendix and is often performed to cure appendicitis. Untreated appendicitis can cause serious illness should the appendix rupture. An appendectomy is a common procedure that is performed in hospital under general anesthetic.

Surgeons within the Specialist Network will often perform a laparoscopic appendectomy. This is often referred to as “key hole surgery”, meaning that the surgeon will remove the appendix using small incisions. Laparoscopic surgery often facilitates a shorter recovery period, smaller scars and helps patients get back to their normal lives faster. Our specialist practitioners are here to support you with any questions you may have regarding the procedure.