Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires quick surgery to remove the appendix before it bursts. When you need surgery fast, it’s assuring knowing that there are skilled surgeons right in South Jersey. 

In the U.S., 1 in 20 people will get appendicitis as a result of a blockage in the appendix. It’s most common in people between the ages of 10 and 30. Inspira’s four emergency room locations are staffed with expert surgeons who can quickly remove an inflamed appendix before it bursts, or perforates, releasing its infectious contents into the abdominal cavity. 

Signs of appendicitis may include:
  • Bloating in the abdomen
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain that worsens with coughing, walking or other jarring movements
  • Sudden pain near the belly button that moves toward the right side of the lower abdomen
  • Sudden pain on the right side of the lower abdomen
  • Temperature between 99° and 102° Fahrenheit

If you or your child has symptoms that signal early appendicitis, make an appointment with an Inspira doctor at 1-800-INSPIRA. If you have severe abdominal pain, don’t wait to seek medical attention. Head to one of Inspira’s four emergency room locations to get help immediately. 



Why Choose Inspira for Appendix Surgery?

Sophisticated Surgical Experiences
Our award-winning and state-of-the-art surgical facilities have received national recognition and are staffed with fellowship-trained surgeons ready to guide you on your road to recovery. Our highly-skilled general surgeons have knowledge in minimally invasive surgeries designed to minimize scarring and speed up recovery time, so you can get back to your daily routine quicker, and less pain.

Strength of the Network
When you’re having emergency surgery, you often don’t have a choice of where you get your care. It’s about who is closest. With Inspira, the closest option for the South Jersey community also happens to be one with skilled surgeons. You can have confidence in the skilled care offered at Inspira’s four emergency room locations. 

Respected Surgical Leaders 
Inspira’s surgical team has the expertise, experience and credentials to pass on their knowledge to the surgical leaders of tomorrow. The General Surgery Residency Program is a model of excellence for medical education, research and patient care in a community-based atmosphere. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses provide skillful, compassionate care to everyone that comes to our operating rooms.