Appendectomy Ardmore OK

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Zoilo Venturina Marcelo, MD
(580) 221-5638
PO Box 489
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1965

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Michael W Carnahan
(580) 226-0543
1104 Walnut Dr
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Family Practice

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James Ray Turrentine
(580) 223-5432
800 Isabel
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
General Practice

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Toribio C Velasquez
(580) 223-5311
921 14th Ave Nw
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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James E Forrestal
(580) 226-5120
830 16th Nw
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Family Practice

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Steven K Watkins
(580) 223-3737
1001 15th Ave Nw
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Family Practice

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Anna Christella Burson
(580) 226-9994
720 Grand Ave
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Ashraf S Habib
(580) 220-6415
1011 14th Ave Nw
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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Bruce Stewart Gilmore
(580) 223-2266
1015 S Commerce St
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Kevin H Reed
(580) 220-6618
921 14th Ave Nw
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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What Is Appendectomy?

Answer:
Appendectomy is defined as the surgical procedure that is performed in order to remove vermiform appendix.


Vermiform appendix is a blind-ended tube that projects from caecum with unknown function. It is surgically removed when it becomes infected or inflamed. Such infected appendix has the possibility to leak and infect other abdominal areas resulting in serious complications. This can be prevented by performing appendectomy under general anesthesia so that patient falls asleep and no pain is felt during surgical procedure.

Appendix can be removed either by making a small cut in the lower right hand side of the belly area or by using minimal invasive techniques and a camera known as laparoscopic appendectomy. Sometimes, a small tube may be left in the belly area for draining out the fluid or pus formed as a result of thorough washing of abdomen during surgery following appendix rupture or abscess formation.

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