Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy in the Community Utilizing Conventional Instruments
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There is a move to "scarless surgery" and this achieved by doing laparoscopic abdominal surgery though a single small umbilical incision. A technique for laparoscopic appendectomy done through a single incision utilizing conventional instruments has been developed. The operative risk of the single incision approach is no different that the standard three incision laparoscopic appendectomy. The goal is to study the operative time, length of hospital stay, and complications from this operation.
Condition or disease
Procedure: Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All patients presenting to a community hospital (RGH) with a working diagnosis of acute appendicitis when the investigator (myself) and co-investigator (Dr. Bloom) are on call for general surgery emergencies.
all patients undergoing appendectomy for acute appendicitis