There is a move to "scarless surgery" and this achieved by doing laparoscopic abdominal
surgery though a single small umbilical incision. A technique for laparoscopic appendectomy
done through a single incision utilizing conventional instruments has been developed. The
operative risk of the single incision approach is no different that the standard three
incision laparoscopic appendectomy. The goal is to study the operative time, length of
hospital stay, and complications from this operation.