An appendectomy is an operation in which the vermiform appendix is surgically removed. The appendectomy can be performed as an invasive, open surgery during which an access to the appendix is gained by cutting the patient open, or as a minimally invasive Laparoscopy.
Unlike an open surgery, the Laparoscopic Appendectomy only requires small incisions, just enough for the camera equipped instruments to enter the abdominal cavity. This way the surgeon doesn’t need to cut a big hole in the patient to see what he’s doing as the operation can be monitored through live feed on the monitors.
The video below is a recording of one such feed, captured by a laparoscope mounted camera during the minimally invasive appendectomy. I still have my appendix so I don’t know what it’s like to get one removed. Perhaps someone who underwent this surgery could share their experiences with us: