Appendix Surgery (Appendectomy)

Dr. Steven Fass is an Austin-based physician who is highly skilled in the surgical removal of the appendix (appendectomy).

Appendicitis is a serious condition that occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed due to bacteria. If untreated quickly, the bacteria will multiply, causing the appendix to burst.

Not only is this a painful experience, but it also is very dangerous as the bacteria will continue to spread if untreated. This can be life-threatening and should be treated immediately. Because of this, it is usually best to remove the appendix before it bursts to lower the risks of deadly bacteria.

Common symptoms of appendicitis include:

  • Abdominal pain often near the umbilicus or right lower quadrant of the abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain with movement
  • Low-grade fever
  • Loss of appetite

If experiencing these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention immediately to prevent further complications. People suffering with appendicitis usually need to go to the Emergency Room for immediate treatment.

Dr. Fass is a leading weight-loss surgeon in Austin, TX and is a 12-time recipient of the Super Doctor award — a peer-nominated award that considers years of experience, leadership abilities, publications and other achievements. Dr. Fass provides personalized care and meets with his patients before surgery, during surgery and afterward to ensure they are properly cared for.

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