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Franklin Hospital Gastroenterology

Private Surgical Service, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver)

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Appendicectomy

Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the lower right abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted. This allows the surgeon a view of the appendix and, by inserting small surgical instruments through the other cuts, the appendix can be removed.

Open: an incision is made in the lower right abdomen and the appendix removed.

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