Appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed for removing vermiform appendix. The treatment is only performed in emergency conditions such as acute appendicitis. The surgery can be performed either through laparoscopy or an open operation. In the laparoscopic appendectomy, the surgeon makes several small incisions to insert the cannula (a small tube to access the appendix). The purpose for inserting the cannula is to inflate the abdomen with CO2 gas.
A general surgeon with specialization in the surgical care of the abdomen, digestive tract, endocrine system, and skin is usually the best choice for Appendectomy. Although the situation may become critical if the surgery is delayed, the success rate remains above 88% due to the surgery being quite simple. In addition, the recovery-time varies according to the type of surgery. In laparoscopic Appendectomy, it takes 1-3 weeks for a complete recovery while in the open surgery, it may take up to 2-4 weeks for the same.