The treatment of appendicitis is surgery. If patient is diagnosed as acute appendicitis, emergency operation is conducted. Generally, surgery is divided into elective surgery and emergency surgery. Usually, cancer surgeries are elective surgery. Surgery is scheduled in advance on the day cancer is diagnosed.
Before the 90’s, appendicitis laparotomy was performed which involved a large incision. After the 90’s, introduction of laparoscopic surgery allowed to conduct surgeries without having to perform laparotomy, involving small 3~4 incisions. However, laparoscopic surgery also left scars after the surgery. The surgery introduced after 2000 is the single port laparoscopic appendicitis surgery, known as no scar appendectomy that Dam So Yu Hospital is conducting.
Perforation of appendicitis leads to peritonitis. The surgical method and incision of peritonitis surgery is same with appendectomy. For this reason, peritonitis surgery does not leave longer scars.