Appendectomy

Details of Procedure
The patient was correctly identified, transferred to the operative room. General anesthesia was administered. After his abdomen was prepped and draped in a sterile fashion, a mid-line supraumbilical incision was made and an open Hassan procedure used to place a 12mm trochar. The abdomen was insuflated to 15mmHg. I then placed a 5mm suprapubic port followed by a 5mm left lower quadrant port.
 
The appendix was visualized in the right lower quadrant. The appendix was grasped and a window in the mesoappendix was created with blunt dissection. The base of the appendix appeared healthy. I then transected the appendix at its based using a GIA 45 blue load stapler. The mesoappendix was simillarly transected using a GIA 45 white load stapler. Hemostasis was obtained. The appendix was placed in an endocatch bag.  
 
The abdomen was irrigated with copious saline. The appendix was removed through the umbilicus in the endocatch bag. The abdomen was desuflated and umbilical fascia closed with 0-vicryl. All skin incisions were irrigated and closed with 4-0 monocryl. Local anesthesia and Dermabond were applied.
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