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Michael Kent

Surgeon

Dr. Michael Kent is a top Surgeon in Eureka, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Michael Kent is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Michael Kent is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Michael Kent is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Eureka, California, Dr. Michael Kent is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
11 years Experience
Michael Kent
  • Eureka, California
  • American University of the Caribbean
  • Accepting new patients

Does appendicitis require immediate surgery?

Appendectomies are not always emergent, actually they are seldom emergencies. There are new studies that have looked at managing appendicitis with antibiotics alone. However, there READ MORE
Appendectomies are not always emergent, actually they are seldom emergencies. There are new studies that have looked at managing appendicitis with antibiotics alone. However, there needs to be discussion as to the potential complications of nonoperative management versus the complications of operative management. Ultimately if the patient has been managed successfully without surgery the appendix is still there and there is always a risk of having appendicitis in the future. None of the recent studies address the risk of recurrent appendicitis in the future. Depending on how the patient is doing clinically, surgery may be necessary.