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An appendicectomy (or appendectomy) is the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. This procedure is normally performed as an emergency procedure, when the patient is suffering from acute appendicitis. In the absence of surgical facilities, intravenous antibiotics are used to delay or avoid the onset of sepsis; it is now recognized that many cases will resolve when treated non-operatively. In some cases the appendicitis resolves completely; more often, an inflammatory mass forms around the appendix. This is a relative contraindication to surgery.
Gender concordance between patient and surgeon may not affect mortality rates, study finds

Gender concordance between patient and surgeon may not affect mortality rates, study finds

Opioid prescribing limits may not worsen patient experience after common surgeries

Opioid prescribing limits may not worsen patient experience after common surgeries

New studies show bariatric surgery can improve health for patients with Class 1 obesity

New studies show bariatric surgery can improve health for patients with Class 1 obesity

Diabetes remission possible even without significant weight loss after gastric bypass surgery

Diabetes remission possible even without significant weight loss after gastric bypass surgery

Metabolic surgery offers significant cardiovascular benefits for patients with diabetes

Metabolic surgery offers significant cardiovascular benefits for patients with diabetes

Bariatric surgery reduces risk of MACE and death in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Bariatric surgery reduces risk of MACE and death in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Debt deal leaves health programs (mostly) intact

Debt deal leaves health programs (mostly) intact

Burnout threatens primary care workforce and doctors’ mental health

Burnout threatens primary care workforce and doctors’ mental health

He returned to the US for his daughter’s wedding. He left with a $42,000 hospital bill.

He returned to the US for his daughter’s wedding. He left with a $42,000 hospital bill.

Public’s view of obesity has changed since the pandemic, survey shows

Public’s view of obesity has changed since the pandemic, survey shows

Study finds higher mortality rate among Black men after elective surgery

Study finds higher mortality rate among Black men after elective surgery

Emergency appendectomy using SILS technology performed at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital

Emergency appendectomy using SILS technology performed at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital

New evidence-based clinical guidelines expand patient eligibility for metabolic and bariatric surgery

New evidence-based clinical guidelines expand patient eligibility for metabolic and bariatric surgery

Some rural hospitals are in such bad shape, local governments are practically giving them away

Some rural hospitals are in such bad shape, local governments are practically giving them away

PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies

PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies

Outpatient antibiotic management of patients with appendicitis is safe, helps avoid surgery

Outpatient antibiotic management of patients with appendicitis is safe, helps avoid surgery

Study: Weight-loss surgery reduces cancer incidence and deaths

Study: Weight-loss surgery reduces cancer incidence and deaths

An anesthesiology practice’s busy day in court collecting on surprise bills

An anesthesiology practice’s busy day in court collecting on surprise bills

Non-surgical approach can be a routine treatment option for uncomplicated appendicitis cases

Non-surgical approach can be a routine treatment option for uncomplicated appendicitis cases