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2014-06-10 16:27:08

-- Disruptive Surgical Stapler Allows Surgeons to Reach the "Five-Millimeter Barrier" to Take Minimally-Invasive Surgery to the Next Level -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/

2013-10-08 13:40:09

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.

2013-04-11 14:52:52

A new study suggests that surgery for appendicitis that uses a pinhole incision through the navel may be a feasible alternative to traditional appendectomies.

2012-06-27 17:33:49

Obese patients who need to have their appendixes removed fare better after a minimally invasive surgical procedure rather than an open operation.

2012-04-30 14:20:15

Removing a child's ruptured appendix sooner rather than later significantly lowers hospital costs and charges.

Extreme Differences Found In Hospital Fees
2012-04-24 09:34:11

What would you expect to pay to have your appendix removed if so needed? $1,500? $182,000? How about any amount in between?

2012-04-10 05:04:52

There's now a safe and viable alternative to surgery for patients suffering from appendicitis.

2012-04-03 09:51:16

Pediatric surgeons can lower health care costs if they remove a young patient’s perforated appendix sooner rather than later.

2011-06-01 14:42:35

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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