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Reasons you should avoid an appendectomy and use antibiotics instead.

Reasons you should avoid an appendectomy and use antibiotics instead. Appendectomies were a common procedure here in the USA, while abroad in Europe, an infected appendix was treated effectively with an antibiotic. A new CT scanning procedure is now helping us determine whether that infected appendix is uncomplicated or may require excision. According to the NY Times, we are now beginning to understand that the Appendix has useful functions which can help us prevent gastrointestinal ills. Avoiding the surgery can help avoid possible infections as well as active scars that may occur from the healing of the tissue.  Active scars are Read More »