What is Appendectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Appendectomy is the surgial removal of the appendix, a small, finger-shaped sac extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Appendicitis 53 16
Pain 8 2
Abdominal pain 4 1
Awakening due to pain 2 0
Appendix cancer 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
4
Mild
1
None
14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Appendectomy

Side effect Patients
Pain 4
Inability to drive 1
Infection 1
Infection of uncertain origin 1
Internal scar tissue 1
Limited range of motion 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Duration

Currently having Appendectomy

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Appendectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 111
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 12
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1 patient evaluation for Appendectomy

Feb 17, 2013 (Started Feb 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for appendicitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: $200+ monthly

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