Will I stay awake during the appendix removal operation?

No. An appendectomy or the surgical process of appendix removal is done under general anaesthesia. However, there are two types of appendectomy, open and laparoscopic. The type of surgery is dependent on various factors including the seriousness of your appendicitis and your medical history. Primarily, surgeons do both the surgeries under general anesthesia. In other words, the patient is given medicines to put them into a deep sleep so that the procedure is pain-free.

However, in a few cases, the patient may be given local anesthesia instead as per the procedure. Researchers have stated that two-port laparoscopic-assisted appendectomy under local anesthesia is a safe and effective method for uncomplicated appendicitis in adults. A local anesthetic numbs the area. You won’t feel any pain even though you’ll be conscious during the surgery.

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