A complete laparoscopic appendectomy.

In this 23 minute video, you can watch an entire laparoscopic appendectomy from start to finish. Things were pretty inflamed, so it took a little longer. Note the efforts at exposure, at showing the spots that need to be dissected. You will see the trocars inserted and you will see inflammatory fluid in the pelvis. The cecum is lifted and the appendix is "retrocecal" that is, it is hidden behind the cecum. The peritoneal attachments of the cecum are then mobilized and the appendix is dissected free from where it is hidden. This dissection, as you will see, is laborious