Steven Stylianos, MD, Chief, Pediatric Surgery, Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, sheds new light on how appendicitis is treated today, and examines a new, minimally invasive "belly button" surgical procedure for appendicitis, where patients won’t be left with a large, unsightly scar as in the past. Abdominal pain can stem from a number of health problems, but when it’s clearly appendicitis and not correctly treated, the appendix can rupture causing peritonitis, a serious infection in the abdominal cavity.

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