The appendix is a small worm-like tube attached to the intestine in the lower right abdomen.  If it becomes blocked or infected it can cause appendicitis, resulting in pain on the right side of the abdomen, nausea and vomiting.

Laparoscopic Appendicectomy is removal of the appendix using surgical instruments inserted through incisions in the lower abdomen.

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