What is Appendix and Colon Surgery?

Category: Surgeries


Surgery is a medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate and/or treat a pathological condition such as disease or injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance, or sometimes for some other reason.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Growths or tumors (dysplasia) 4 2
Appendicitis 3 2
Colon cancer 3 2
Atony of colon 1 0
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors 1 1
Pinched/compressed nerve from left shoulder to fingers 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Appendix and Colon Surgery

Side effect Patients Percentage
Abdominal adhesions 1
Abdominal pain 1
Constipation 1
Male infertility 1
Pain 1

Why patients stopped taking Appendix and Colon Surgery

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 17 patients who've stopped having Appendix and Colon Surgery


Stopped having Appendix and Colon Surgery

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 15
1 - 6 months 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 5
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1 patient evaluation for Appendix and Colon Surgery

Nov 23, 2011 (Started Nov 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for growths or tumors (dysplasia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Do limit your physical activity. Let your wound or incision properly heal. My wound or incision point has skin yet to heal completely and due to friction of clothes from bending over or lifting and contracting of abdominal muscles. It is very hard to succeed here because I am still active.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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