This minimally invasive procedure is generally recommended for removing the appendix from the body. The appendix is a small and thin four-inch long tube that is a part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a vestigial hollow tube that is closed at one end and attached at the other end to the cecum, which is a pouch-like beginning of the large intestine where the contents of the small intestine are emptied into. Although the appendix serves no purpose inside the human body, doctors only suggest its removal when it starts causing pain or other symptoms. A laparoscope is used for removing the appendix via a small incision in the abdomen. The surgery is simple and common and patients are usually discharged the day after the procedure. Manipal is the best general surgery hospital in Mangalore, Visit today for the treatment.