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Inflammation of the appendix or appendicitis is a very common condition. It usually presents itself with pain in the lower right side of the tummy – abdomen. 

The best treatment for appendicitis is removal of the appendix. This is carried out as key hole (laparoscopic) procedure which means that the recovery is quick – most patients stay in the hospital 1 or 2 nights. In addition to this, the pain is minimal and the risk of post surgical hernias is reduced. 

Appendicectomy has a low risk of complications.