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Appendix Removal

The Appendix

The appendix produces a bacteria-destroying protein called immunoglobulins, which help fight infection in the body. Its function, however, is not essential. People who have had appendectomies, their appendix removed, do not have an increased risk toward infection. Other organs in the body take over this function when the appendix has been removed. The Nebraska Medical Center offers minimally invasive treatment options for appendicitis.

Symptoms of Appendicitis

A person experiencing Appendicitis may experience:

  • Pain in the right lower abdomen, with or without fever
  • Pain near the belly button and progresses to the right lower abdomen area
  • Nausea and possible vomiting
  • Diarrhea or a burning sensation upon urination

About Appendicitis

For more information about Appendicitis visit the health library.

Make an appointment

For clinic location and hours use the Find a Physician link. To make an appointment with a minimally invasive surgery specialist for appendicitis, call 800-922-0000.

UNMC Physicians
Matthew Goede, MD
Vishal Kothari, MD
Corrigan McBride, MD
Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
Jon Thompson, MD