“Is an appendix operation dangerous?”
My son will have an appendix operation as his doctor suggested. Is an appendix operation dangerous?
Dr. Natasha E. Kelly Addiction Medicine Specialist Ansonia, CT
No Surgery is benign.
Dr. Shanti Nair Pediatrician Maywood, IL
Appendectomy is not dangerous. Nowadays, they do it laparoscopically, and recovery is great with minimal scar.
Dr. Muhammad Bhatti Pediatrician Brooklyn, New York
Dr. Susan Lynn Robbins Pediatrician Hattiesburg, Mississippi
The main risk is anesthesia. It is better to get it out before it ruptures. This gets infection in the abdomen and lengthens the stay and need for antibiotics. You also have risk of infection of the wound and nicking the gut.
Dr. Michael Sutker Surgeon Dallas, TX
No, it is not dangerous. It's generally a very safe and well-tolerated a procedure. All surgeries carry risk, but removal of the appendix is relatively routine.
Dr. Johnny Serrano Colon and Rectal Surgeon Glendale, AZ
Appendix is a routine surgery can be done laparoscopically as well as outpatient surgery