Appendicectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the appendix, a small, thin pouch attached to the large intestine. This procedure is typically performed to treat appendicitis, which occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed or infected. Symptoms of appendicitis may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever. Appendicectomy is usually performed as an emergency procedure to prevent complications such as rupture or abscess formation. The surgery can be performed as an open or laparoscopic procedure and recovery time varies depending on the individual and the type of surgery performed.