Appendicitis is one of the most common illnesses requiring emergency surgical care, especially among young people — though appendicitis can affect people of all ages. It generally occurs unexpectedly, often beginning with vague abdominal discomfort which develops into pain and tenderness in the right lower part of the abdomen over the course of a day or so. Appendicitis can turn into a very serious infection if not diagnosed and treated promptly. The General Surgery Group employs the latest surgical techniques in the treatment of appendicitis, including minimally invasive techniques.