The length of the procedure can vary. It depends on various factors, like the type of surgery, i.e., laparoscopic or open, and any other medical condition that can complicate the surgery. Generally, in most cases, a laparoscopic appendectomy should take about 1 hour. Another type of surgery, i.e., open appendectomy, can take around one to two hours. Open appendectomy is a surgery in which the appendix is removed after making a short incision in the right lower abdomen. Most patients leave the hospital 1 to 2 days after surgery.
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