An appendectomy is surgery to take out the appendix. This organ is a small sac that is shaped like a finger. It’s attached to your large intestine.
Appendicitis happens when the appendix becomes infected and inflamed. An appendectomy is the main treatment for it. If surgery is delayed, the inflamed appendix may burst. A burst appendix can cause serious health problems.
If your appendix has burst, you may need an emergency surgery to remove the burst appendix.