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When it’s time for your appendix to go, we can make it quick and (almost) painless

Symptoms of acute appendicitis include abdominal pain – usually on your lower right side – fever, reduced appetite, and nausea or vomiting. An infected appendix, if left untreated, can burst and discharge infection into your abdominal area – a potentially life-threatening condition.

Don’t take a chance. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, get it checked out by a physician right away.

The talented general surgeons of Novant Health will remove the infected appendix with a laparoscopic appendectomy, whenever possible, and you’ll be back to your old self in no time. If the appendix has burst or another infection is present in the inflamed area, our surgeons will take all necessary steps to support your full recovery, such as thoroughly washing the abdomen and leaving a small tube to drain out fluids.