An Appendectomy is the removal of the Appendix
What is the Appendix?
The appendix is a small pouch-like organ located at beginning of the large intestine. An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. This procedure is normally performed as an emergency procedure, when the patient is suffering from acute appendicitis. In the absence of surgical facilities, intravenous antibiotics are used to delay or avoid the onset of sepsis.