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Side Effects of Appendectomy

Depending on the procedure, the potential side effects of appendectomy can be serious or mild. It’s important to understand the risks before undergoing the surgery. Speak to the surgeon at Florida Hospital to get answers to your questions. It’s important to make the best health care decisions even when emergency care is necessary.
These are some of the common side effects of appendectomy that may occur:
  • Allergic reaction to medications
  • Breathing problems
  • Infection of the incision or incisions
  • Obstruction of bowel
  • Inflammation of the abdomen if the appendix ruptures during the procedure
  • Complications caused by the patient’s individual condition or overall health
  • Collection of pus in the abdomen

Locations for Appendectomy