Appendectomy in Gulfport, MS

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The appendix is a small, tube-shaped organ located in the lower right portion of the abdomen. When the appendix becomes infected with bacteria, it can become inflamed. This inflammation of the appendix is known as appendicitis. Most typically it is dull pain near your belly button that increases over 12 hours or so and then moves to your right lower abdomen.  If treatment is not received quickly, the appendix can rupture and the infection can travel to other parts of the body, which can be life-threatening. When an appendix becomes infected and necessitates removal, an appendectomy can be performed to remove the inflamed appendix before the condition becomes fatal. If you are looking for a skilled provider to perform an appendectomy, Dr. Donald Balder is here to help. At Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics, Dr. Balder’s patient-centered approach will ensure that your health is our top priority. Contact our Gulfport, MS office today to learn more about appendectomies and the health of your appendix.

When you arrive for your laparoscopic appendectomy, you will be given antibiotics and general anesthesia. Typically 3 tiny incisions will be made to allow the laparoscope and surgical tools to enter your abdominal cavity. Once the appendix is removed, the laparoscope and instruments will be removed and the incisions will be closed. You may experience some soreness in the surgery site and irregular bowel movements for a few days following the procedure. can occur.  You should be able to return to your regular routine and fully recover within 2-4 weeks. Instructions for your recovery will be given to you before discharge, along with information regarding your follow-up appointment with Dr. Balder. If you have any questions or experience adverse symptoms, such as fever, chills, or severe abdominal pain following surgery, contact Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics.

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If you have extreme pain in your lower right abdomen, you might be suffering from appendicitis. Do not wait to determine if the symptoms you are experiencing are related to your appendix. The inflammation of the appendix is a severe condition that should not be ignored since a ruptured appendix can lead to life-threatening complications. To learn how Dr. Donald Balder and his Gulfport, MS team can help ensure your health, contact Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics today to request a consultation without delay.

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