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How serious is appendix surgery?

Any surgery has some risk of complications or problems. However, appendix surgery is usually considered a low-risk procedure. Over 250,000 appendectomies are performed in the United States each year. Most people do well and are back to normal activities within a couple of weeks.

Risks of appendix surgery include bleeding, infection, and bowel obstruction. You will be monitored closely right after the surgery before being discharged from the hospital and later in the doctor’s office to ensure that you are healing up well without any complications.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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