An appendectomy refers to the surgery performed to remove an appendix. The appendix is a small organ in the lower right of your torso. An appendix can become inflamed or ruptured, requiring an appendectomy to remove it.

An appendectomy is a fairly routine surgery, however, appendixes that have ruptured can cause additional complexities. There are two types of appendectomies, open and laparoscopic, the latter being less invasive.

If you are experiencing extreme pain or discomfort in your lower right side, please seek medical attention.

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