Facts about appendectomies

 - open appendectomies are a lot shorter in time compared in laparoscopic.

- Open appendectomies are more prominent in paediatrics.... Is this a route for us to take?

 - Laparoscopic procedures however have a way shorter and less painful recovery for the patient.

- Both laparoscopic and open techniques are considered emergency procedures

- Figures show that the laparoscopic technique is becoming more the industry standard. As the below table shows:

source: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/File:Selected_high_growth_procedures_performed_in_hospitals,_2009_and_2014_(per_100_000_inhabitants).png


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