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Patients who undergo surgical removal of the appendix on a weekend do not experience more postoperative complications than those who undergo the same operation on weekdays, but they do pay slightly more in hospital charges.
A new study suggests that surgery for appendicitis that uses a pinhole incision through the navel may be a feasible alternative to traditional appendectomies.
Obese patients who need to have their appendixes removed fare better after a minimally invasive surgical procedure rather than an open operation.
Removing a child's ruptured appendix sooner rather than later significantly lowers hospital costs and charges.
What would you expect to pay to have your appendix removed if so needed? $1,500? $182,000? How about any amount in between?
There's now a safe and viable alternative to surgery for patients suffering from appendicitis.
Pediatric surgeons can lower health care costs if they remove a young patient’s perforated appendix sooner rather than later.
The surgical removal of the appendix and tonsils before the age of 20 was associated with an increased risk of premature heart attack in a large population study performed in Sweden.
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