An appendectomy is usually performed when the appendix becomes infected or inflamed. This condition is known as appendicitis. In some cases, appendicitis can lead to a ruptured appendix, which can be life-threatening.
At G&L Surgical Clinic, we take a comprehensive approach to appendix removal.
This process includes testing to ensure that the surgery is right for you. We may order blood tests, a urinalysis, or other tests to rule out other conditions.
We will also review your medical history and current medications.
In some cases, we may recommend additional tests, such as an imaging study, to get a better look at the appendix.
Once we have all the information we need, we will develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Appendix removal is a fairly routine procedure, but we want to ensure that it is the right choice for you.