When faced with a serious injury, illness or medical condition; New York City residents readily turn to medical professionals for help and care. This is especially true in cases where an individual experiences excruciating pain and requires immediate medical attention as is the case with appendicitis.
Individuals diagnosed with appendicitis almost always undergo a surgical procedure known as an appendectomy where the appendix is removed. In January of 2013, a New York man underwent an appendectomy after being diagnosed as suffering appendicitis. The appendectomy, which is described by the National Institutes of Health as being amongst the "most common emergency surgical procedures" in the U.S., was performed by the hospital's director of surgery.