Appendectomy in Bluffton

Patients who require an appendectomy in Bluffton, South Carolina can count on the highly skilled surgeons at Okatie Surgical Partners. This common emergency surgery is used to treat appendicitis, an inflammatory condition of the appendix that can be life threatening. Symptoms of appendicitis include:

• Stomach pain that starts suddenly near the bellybutton and spreads to the lower right side of the abdomen
• Abdominal swelling
• Rigid abdominal muscles
• Constipation or diarrhea
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Loss of appetite
• Low-grade fever

Appendectomy is a simple and common surgical procedure. The risks of an appendectomy are very low, and much less severe than the risks of leaving appendicitis untreated. It is important to seek medical care immediately when experiencing symptoms of appendicitis, because an appendix removal should be performed as soon as possible. If the appendix is not removed, it can rupture and cause a life-threatening infection or an abscess.