Single-Port Appendectomy Periprocedural Care

Updated: Nov 30, 2020
  • Author: Kurt E Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: Vikram Kate, MBBS, PhD, MS, FACS, FACG, FRCS, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FIMSA, FFST(Ed), MAMS, MASCRS  more...
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Periprocedural Care


Equipment used in single-port appendectomy includes the following:

  • Standard laparoscopic equipment (see  Laparoscopic Appendectomy)
  • One port, 11-12 mm in diameter
  • An operating laparoscope (eg, a 10-mm endoscope with a 5-mm working channel)

Patient Preparation

General anesthesia is required for single-port appendectomy because of the need for gaseous insufflation of the abdominal cavity to provide the necessary visualization.

The patient should be placed in the Trendelenburg position with the left side down.