Monday, May 19, 2008

Cool New Surgery: Removing Your Appendix through Your Mouth

 Mouth Apendix Surgery

Jeff Scholtz is one of the first patients in the world to have a sore throat not from the regular causes (common viruses, sinus drainage, breathing through the mouth or bacteria) but from having his appendix removed through his mouth.

In what is being hailed as a big step for scar-less and painless surgery, the surgery involves the use of a flexible tube to thread miniature surgical instruments down people's throats to their stomachs. From their stomach a little incision is made and to get to appendix which is then cut way, bagged (from inside the body) and pulled back into stomach and out of the mouth.

Regular appendectomies can leave someone in the hospital for up to a week and away from strenuous activities for up to six weeks. But with this cool new you'll be back on the trail in no time.

This surgery reduces a lot of risk as related to infections and hernias in addition to having a faster recovery time and less pain. I can't wait for my appendix to get inflamed so I can have this done.

Jeff Scholz 42-year-old U.S. Marine Jeff getting his appendix removed through his mouth.

Through Gizmodo from Daily Mail

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Semper Fi!

Jessica Kambur said...

hmm weird.. i had my appendix removed a few days ago.. but i didnt have that kind of surgery..

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